Govt. to sign agreement with Afghanistan to exchange convicted persons

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The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and the lslamic Republic of Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of convicted persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.

According to the provisions of the Transfer of Offenders Act No. 5 of 1995, a citizen of foreign country who is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in Sri Lanka can be transferred to his country subject to the same punishment there and a Sri Lankan who commits such a punishment in a foreign country can be transferred subject to same punishment in Sri Lanka.

The proposal was made by the Minister of justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms to comply with these provisions.

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