Inmates to be released in celebration of Pope Francis’ visit

Inmates to be released in celebration of Pope Francis’ visit

Inmates to be released in celebration of Pope Francis’ visit

Written by Lahiru Fernando

14 Jan, 2015 | 8:13 am

The Department of Prisons has decided to release inmates to coincide with the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Sri Lanka.

Commissioner General of Prisons, Chandratane Pallegala stated that the inmates would be released on the advice of Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse. Speaking to News1st, the Prisons Commissioner General added that, accordingly,  inmates will be released from all 24 prison institutes in the country in celebration of His Holiness Pope Francis’ visit to the country.

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