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Prisons Dept. gives undertaking not to carry out executions for a week

The Commissioner General of Prisons has given an undertaking to the Appeals Court that the death penalty will not be carried out within the next 7 days. Meanwhile the court decided to take up for consideration the petition filed seeking a court order preventing the implementation of the death sentence, on July 02. The petition …

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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