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MR To Release 2,600 Prisoners For Sambuddhathva Jayanthi

May 14, 2011 10:13:36 AM - thesundayleader.lk

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to release 2,600 prisoners to commemorate the 2,600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi.

Commissioner General of Prisons Major General V.R. De Silva has told the media that the prisoners who would be released will include minor offenders and those who have defaulted in the payment of fines.

Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Minister Chandrasiri Gajadheera requested the President a few weeks back to release 2,600 prisoners to mark the 2,600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi.