Presidential Pardon for 197 prisoners

Presidential Pardon for 197 prisoners

Presidential Pardon for 197 prisoners

Written by Staff Writer

04 Feb, 2022 | 9:13 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); 197 prisoners are due to receive the Presidential pardon on the  occasion of the 74th National Independence Day.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had received several requests from various quarters to release MP Ranjan Ramanayaka on Independence Day (4).

However, the Prisons Spokesperson Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake stated that former Minister Ranjan Ramanayake is not included in this list. 

The President has granted a Presidential pardon to prisoners in accordance with the powers vested in him by Article 34 of the Constitution on the occasion of Independence Day.

Accordingly,

20 inmates of Mahara Prison
18 inmates of Kegalle Prison
17 prisoners in Welikada Prison
13 inmates of Kalutara Prison
11 inmates of Bogambara Prison
11 inmates of Batticaloa Prison
10 prisoners in Wariyapola prison

Will be granted Presidential pardon.

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