President Sirisena Signs Papers To Pardon 267 Prisoners Above Age 65 Before Presidential Election

November 14, 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena has signed papers to release 267 prisoners on presidential pardon.

The move comes two days before the Presidential election after which President Sirisena will retire from office.

Prisons Department sources said all prisoners who have been pardoned had been convicted of organized crimes.

All of them, they added, are currently above the age of 65.

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