432 minor offenders released on Vesak Day

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Four hundred and thirty two inmates, convicted for minor offences were released yesterday in view of the Vesak Poya Day, Prisons Commissioner Nishan Dhanasinghe said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said the 432 short-term prisoners were detained in 29 prisons in the country and they had failed to pay their fines. (Sheain Fernandopulle)



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  • Uchukun Sunday, 29 April 2018 04:27 PM

    Minor offenders released. Good. Big time offender at large. Bad,

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 29 April 2018 04:50 PM

    A waste of taxpayers money to imprison people who can not pay the fines. Let them do community work for some time.

    Harry Sunday, 29 April 2018 11:20 PM

    Karuna-Meththa-Muditha for Minor Offences while Big Offenders are at large with political patronage,

    jayasiri Monday, 30 April 2018 07:59 AM

    Putting people in prison for failing to pay a fine is not acceptable in the modern world. The government must find another way to solve this problem.

    Rohan Monday, 30 April 2018 03:03 PM

    Must release all those helpless poor people out of prisons and fill the prison with 225 "Diyawannawe horu"

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