Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* President to pardon 762 prisoners on the occasion of Vesak
Thu, May 16, 2019, 09:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will grant Presidential Pardon to 762 prisoners serving time in the island's jails on the occasion of Vesak.

The state ceremony to release the prisoners will be held at the Welikada Prison Grounds under the patronage of the President on Saturday, the Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (18).

The Presidential Pardon for the inmates is granted under Article 34 of the Constitution. Prisoners who have been convicted for minor offences under the Penal Code will be granted Presidential pardon. Inmates convicted of severe crimes such as rape, crimes against children and drug offences will not be pardoned.

This year, 736 male prisoners and 26 female prisoners are to be released under the Presidential Pardon.

Accordingly, 117 inmates of the Welikada Prison, 62 inmates from the Pallekele Open Prison, 55 from the Mahara prison, 50 from Anuradhapura prison, 53 inmates from the Pallansena prison and inmates from 30 other prisons island wide will receive Presidential Pardon.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Aitken Spence records 13.8% year-on-year growth in PBT
-- [0 minutes ago]
Expolanka Airline Division rebrands as part of expansion plans
-- [34 minutes ago]
ICCA extends support for Sri Lanka's MICE revival
-- [57 minutes ago]
Colombo Port's container volume increases by 9 percent in April 2019
CID requests people to come forward with any complaints against arrested OB-GYN doctor
Boosa Prison security strengthened as high-profile inmates transferred to the prison
Sri Lanka state-owned reinsurer extends insurance cover for tourists up to Rs. 100 million
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons with over 126 kg of Kerala cannabis
Rs.25 million from the Colombo Municipal Council to renovate St. Anthony's Shrine
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 41 illegal migrants bound for Australia

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.