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500 prisoners to be released this year

Sep 5, 2010 5:02:24 AM - itnnews.lk

The Government is planning to release about 500 prisoners during this year.

The Prisons Department said that they would be granted release under the permit system. At present, the process for the identification of prisoners who should be released is now in progress. This work is being carried out by a special committee comprising scholars including Supreme Court judges. It is intended to release prisoners who had maintained a good behaviour. The number released under this programme last year was 384.