Mar 28, 2020

Plans to release 4000 prisoners ? Featured

The government is reportedly focusing on the release of more than 4,000 inmates due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus.

It is reported that the superintendents of the prisons are to use the Skype technology to consult with the relevant magistrates in order make the final decsion on this regard.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has focused his attention on providing legal relief to prison inmates who have been imprisoned  due to minor offenses and inability to fulfill bail requirements.

Accordingly, a special committee has been appointed to look into possible action and the committee has held several meetings.