Special state pardon for inmates jailed over unpaid fines


All inmates who were incarcerated over failure to pay fines will be released under special State Pardon by the President, says the Spokesperson of Prisons, Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake.

The decision has been taken with the intention of easing the existing congestion at prisons across the island.

Mr Ekanayake said releasing these inmates is expected to commence with effect from today (January 09).