Jan 19, 2021

'Will stand against attempts to release death row prisoners'

If the government attempts to release those on death row by citing them to be victims of political revenge, we will stand up against it as a society, Samagi Jana Balawega MP S.M. Marikkar says.

He was commenting on Cabinet approval being given to implement the decisions and recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate and obtain information on political revenge.

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has submitted the report and suggestions of the PCoI to the Cabinet and it is to be tabled in parliament today (19), he further adds.

The Commission was appointed to investigate incidents of political revenge that were said to have occurred to public officers, employees of the government cooperation, members of Armed Forces and Police between January 2015 and November 2019.

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