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Presidential pardon granted to 762 prisoners to mark Vesak festival

Presidential pardon granted to 762 prisoners to mark Vesak festival 700 01
Presidential pardon has been granted to 762 prisoners held for minor offences. 736 male detainees and 28 female detainees from 30 prisons across the country have been released to mark the Vesak celebration. They include 117 inmates of the Welikada Prison, 62 inmates from the Pallekele Open Prison, 55 from the Mahara Prison, 50 from Anuradhapura Prison, and 53 inmates from the Pallansena Prison.

Presidenet Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the simple ceremony held on Saturday, May 18 to mark the occasion.

Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale, Secretary to the President Udaya R Senevirathne and others were present on this occasion.






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