690 prisoners freed in view of freedom day (But non of the Tamil political prisoners released).

mahinda-rajapaksa-colombo-telegraph690 prisoners are freed today under a general amnesty granted by the President. The President has granted this amnesty in view of Sri Lanka’s 68th Independence Day.

Expressing views in this regard Prisons Media Spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya said that the President has granted an amnesty for the prisoners marking the 2015 Independence Day. The amnesty has been given to prisoners who have been imprisoned for minor offences.

Accordingly he said that 690 prisoners are being released from prisons throughout the country. He revealed that they included 76 inmates from then Welikada Prisons, 80 from the Mahara Prisons and 31 prisoners from the Bogambara Prisons.

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