Presidential pardon | Sunday Observer

Presidential pardon

A presidential pardon was granted to 762 prisoners who were serving terms for minor offences in prisons islandwide in view of the Vesak festival. Of the released prisoners 26 were females. One of the prisoners who had completed postgraduate studies while in prison, sought President Maithripala Sirisena’s assistance to publish his dissertation. Here, President Sirisena in conversation with the released inmate at Welikada Prison where a simple ceremony was held to mark the occasion yesterday.

Pic: Gayan Pushpika

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