Prison dept. denies social media report

The Prisons Department today categorically denied the post which was circulating in social media platform claiming that former Army Staff Sergeant R.M. Sunil Ratnayake who was sentenced to death was granted Presidential pardon, a senior official of the Prisons Department said.

The former Staff Sergeant attached to Sri Lanka Army who was found guilty for the murder of eight Tamil civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna in 2000 was sentenced to death on June 25 by the Colombo High Court after a 13-year-trial.

The prison's senior official said no such order had been received by the department for the release of former Staff Sergeant.(Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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