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MR Grants Pardon To Prisoners

May 17, 2011 10:34:21 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government has released over 800 prisoners to commemorate Vesak after being granted a Presidential pardon.

The Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Ministry has said that 850 prisoners will be released today following the Presidential pardon.

The prisoners are to be released after they take part in a religious event at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka in prison has called on the government to release Fonseka during the Vesak celebrations.