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President pardons more prisoners

The Commissioner of Prisons has stated that President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the release of 267 prisoners under a presidential pardon.

Accordingly, this amnesty is to be granted to prisoners with no relation to 40 crimes listed including murder, mugging, child abuse, rape and exploitation of drugs.

The Commissioner of Prisons has told the media that the pardon was implemented for prisoners above the age of 65 years.

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