(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Ministry of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms says that a total of 173 prisoners are expected to be released on the occasion of the Poson Full Moon Poya Day.
The prisoners will be released under a special amnesty on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms, Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
Accordingly, steps have been taken to release 141 detainees due to the abolition of their fines and another 32 detainees due to the reduction of fourteen days.
The highest number of 23 inmates will be released from Welikada Prison.
Also inmates from Kuruwita, Mahara, Negombo, Weerawila, Wariyapola, Bogambara, Anuradhapura, Kalutara, Colombo Magazine Prison, Thaldena, Watareka, Badulla, Matara, Angunakolapelessa, Polonnaruwa, Kegalle, Batticaloa, Moneragala, Pallansena, Vavuniya, Jaffna, Galle, Pallekele and Trincomalee are to be released, the Ministry of Justice said.