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A total of 550 inmates in various prisons from across the country had been released this morning under the Presidential pardon to commemorate the UN Vesak Day celebrations, Department of Prisons said.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Prisons Department Commissioner said the prisoners who were not convicted in serious crimes had been released under the programme.

The inmates had been selected after a proposal made by the Prison Reforms Minister D M Swaminathan to the Justice Ministry following a list prepared by the Prisons Department.

According to the Prisons Department the inmates had been selected under four categories depending on their offence, age and conduct. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • ceylon Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:04 PM

    need is the punish the wrong doers.this man is releasing duly convicted criminals to society to create more crimes. via DM Android App

    Dam Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:16 PM

    Don't talk nonsense ... they know whom to release. They already served the punishment and there are guidelines to select them to release


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