Presidential pardon for 267 prisoners

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Commissioner of Prisons Bandula Jayasinghe today said President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the release of 267 prisoners under a presidential pardon.

This amnesty will be given to prisoners with no relation to the 40 crimes listed including murder, mugging, child abuse, rape and exploitation of drugs.

The Commissioner of Prisons said this was implemented for prisoners above the age of 65 years. (Jayantha Samarakoon)

  Comments - 4

  • Padre Thursday, 14 November 2019 08:01 AM

    All murderers?

    Mohamed Thursday, 14 November 2019 09:00 AM

    This is a good move, let them die peacefully, after 65 their naughty age is gone...

    Alisten Thursday, 14 November 2019 12:10 PM

    No political prisoners , only criminals,

    David Thursday, 14 November 2019 05:16 PM

    This man is insane

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