President has directed a missive to the King of Saudi Arabia requesting Pardon for Rizana Nafik who was sentenced the death in Saudi Arabia.
Rizana Nafik now serves a Jail term awaiting capital punishment. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the King of Saudi Arabia, in a letter, to grant pardon to Rizana. The Government and number of other organizations have made serious attempts to free Rizana from the sentence. It is believed that a positive response will be made to President’s request.