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Amnesty for prisoners to mark Freedom Day

Feb 3, 2011 6:51:29 AM - itnnews.lk

More than 1500 prisoners will be freed to mark the 63rd Independence Day.

The Government has decided to release them on a general pardon under the instructions of the President. The inmates have been selected covering 37 prisons in the country. The highest number will be released from Welikada, Mahara and Bogambara prisons. Functions will be held tomorrow at several prisons to mark the occasion.