Presidential pardons for 762 prisoners on Vesak

Presidential pardons for 762 prisoners on Vesak

The state ceremony to release the prisoners will be held at the Welikada Prison premises under the patronage of President  Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow (18).

The Presidential Pardon for the inmates is granted under Article 34 of the Constitution. Prisoners who have been convicted for minor offences under the Penal Code will be granted Presidential pardon.

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