Marking a new page in the prison history, 2961 prisoners released on bail…
Originally published by News.lk on 04/04/2020
The special committee appointed by the President recommended, and obtained, the release of 2,961 prisoners. The prisoners were gradually released from March 17th until April 4th. In determining who was released, special attention was given to those prisoners who had either been serving a long sentence and suffered from health issues, were minor offenders and unable to post bail, or those that had served most of their sentence.