Mar 21, 2020

1200 sentenced to death in prison Featured

Nearly 2,000 inmates, who have been sentenced to death and sentenced to life in prison, are currently in prison, reports say.

It is said that among them 1,200  have been sentenced to death and 735 have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Of these, 500 are on confirmed of death penalty, while another 900 have appealed against the death penalty.

There are 400 who have been sentenced to life in prison and 135 appeals against the sentence.

Due to the heavy congestion at Welikada Prison a group of prisoners have been transferred to Mahara, Dumbara, Boossa and Angunakolapelessa prisons, reports say.

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