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Prisoners unable to pay fines to be released

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All prisoners who are unable to pay their fines would be released under a special presidential pardon to reduce the congestion in  prisons, the Prisons Department said.

Accordingly, the prisoners will be released today, Prisons Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said.


  Comments - 7

  • joshua Saturday, 09 January 2021 01:19 PM

    hope you would not include Bond scammers also

    warren Saturday, 09 January 2021 01:49 PM

    Thereafter, drug dealers and murderers too will be released.

    Abu Saturday, 09 January 2021 02:24 PM

    It is good thing to do.. Let all go home . What is the point in keeping them in jail and who feed them. Only keep criminals not people who can not pay fines.

    Sokrates Saturday, 09 January 2021 03:10 PM

    Gota needs the prisons for his opponents

    What were we thinking? Saturday, 09 January 2021 03:55 PM

    Putting people into prison is unworkable. Get them to do community service.

    Stewart phillips Saturday, 09 January 2021 06:13 PM

    Just put them in for 2weeks . That should be enough

    GGT Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:49 AM

    Released prisoners can be back to their ROBBERY JOB within their vicinity until come again.

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