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National Independence Day

Today is the 72nd National Independence Day

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inaugurated the 72nd National Independence Day at the Independence Square in Colombo this morning. The salute of the Armed Forces, Police, Special Task Force and Civil Defense Force has commenced. The salute parade was attended by 3,376 Army, 799 Navy and 847 Air Force personnel. A total of 596 police officers, 327 …

Prisoners, Presidential Pardon

Presidential pardon for 544 prisoners

544 prisoners serving jail terms for minor offences were released today under the Presidential pardon on the occasion of National Independence Day. Prisons Department Commissioner H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya said they were selected from prisons across the island based on their behavior during the detention period. Accordingly, inmates held in prisons across the country including Anuradhapura, Kalutara, …


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