Mar 29, 2020

1,460 prisoners to be released Featured

The Commissioner General of Prisons T.M.J.W. Jayasuriya said that the Department of Prisons has decided to release about 1460 prisoners who could be granted bail following the approval of the Judicial Service Commission.

The move is taken to minimise the congestion in prisons is a backdrop where the Novel Coronavirus (Covid19) is spreading in the country.

Accordingly, such prisoners will be released before April 03, Mr. Jayasuriya said.

It is reported that superintendents of prisons are to consult with the relevant magistrates on this regard via Skype.

Accordingly, a special committee was appointed to look into possible measures. And this committee has held several discussions in the recent past.