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Govt. To Revise Prison Ordinance

Oct 21, 2010 5:58:36 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government is in the process of revising the Prison Ordinance and presenting a new Prison Act to parliament.

The current Prisons Ordinance has been in place since 1867 and the new Prison Act is to be presented to parliament in early 2011.

Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Minister D.E.W. Gunasekara has told the media that there have been only three minor amendments to the Ordinance since it was passed.<p>

He has said that once the changes are made to the Act, it may not be called the Prisons Ordinance.

However the change in the name is expected to come into effect after the Act has been passed.