Presidential Amnesty for 1,004 prisoners for Christmas

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Under a special Presidential amnesty, 1,004 prisoners will be released this Christmas. Of the prisoners to be released, 15 are female inmates.

According to the powers vested with the President under Article 34 of the Constitution, this special State Amnesty is granted to prisoners to coincide with Christmas.

The number of prisoners who will be released after cancelling the fines due from them are 437 and the number of prisoners who will be released due to the reduction of the parole period of one month is 368.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *