Presidential pardon for 526 prisoners

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Around 526 prisoners serving jail terms for minor offences were released today under the Presidential pardon on the occasion of Christmas Day.

Prisons Department Commissioner H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya said they were selected from prisons across the island based on their behaviour during the detention period.

Accordingly, inmates were also given a special opportunity to meet their relatives today between 9a.m. and 4p.m .

Mr. Upuldeniya said special religious celebrations were also organised in prisons to mark   the Christmas Day. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Ceylonese Monday, 25 December 2017 04:40 PM

    It seems the Rajapakse's have been pardoned even without having to go to jail for committing all the crimes and robbing the wealth of the country making a mockery of the judicial system. In Sri Lanka the law only applies to the common man while the politicians manipulate the system accordingly to their whims and fancies.

    Martin Milton Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:15 AM

    Has he released ANY of the Armed Forces detainees?Perhaps all LTTE cadres deemed dangerous, might have been released! Much to the detriment of entire citizenry.Obviously designed to be another utterly obsequious exercise..no doubt! Shameful! MM

    voter Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:06 AM

    You mean like Karuna being allowed to contest under the lotus bud??

    ceylon Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:53 AM

    lankas most dangerous is corrupt and third world government.get rid of the criminals in cabinet. via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:04 PM

    protecting criminals are punishable crime.people waiting to see when sirisena go to jail for these crimes. via DM Android App


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