Over 550 Srilankan inmates freed from jail

Over 550 Srilankan inmates freed from jail

Over 550 prisoners were freed today to mark the Independence Day anniversary, Commissioner General of Prisons Chandraratne Pallegama said.

He said that 557 prisoners were freed today of which 17 are females. The prisoners freed were facing jail terms for minor offences.

Pallegama said that the prisoners were freed on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

He said that those who are in prison after being unable to pay their fines will not need to pay the fine as part of the amnesty offered for Independence Day.

He also said that those who completed 75 years as of today and are in prison for minor offences were also set free today. Pallegama said noted that al those in jail for serious crimes were not freed.

The Commissioner General of Prisons said that family members of those in prison were able to spend more than 20 minutes with the inmates today and also give them food. (Colombo Gazette)

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