Sri Lankan to commute sentences of 260 Death-Row inmates; List sent to President

Sri Lankan to commute sentences of 260 Death-Row inmates; List sent to President

Sri Lankan to commute sentences of 260 Death-Row inmates; List sent to President

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Jun, 2021 | 4:02 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan authorities have forwarded a proposal to the President to commute the sentences of Death-Row inmates to Life in Prison.

The proposal contains the names of 260 Death-Row inmates, said State Minister Lohan Ratwatte.

‘There are more than 500 Death-Row inmates in Sri Lankan prisons,’ he told News 1st, adding the proposal for commuting sentences was sent via the Justice Ministry.

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