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Inmates to be granted Presidential Pardon this Vesak Poya

President Maithripala Sirisena will be granting Presidential Pardon to 762 inmates in light of this years Vesak Poya (18) at a ceremony held at Welikada Prison grounds.

This year the Presidential Pardon will granted to all prisoners held at the Welikada prison due to prisons being overcrowded.

It was further decided that 736 male detainees and 28 female detainees will be granted pardon this Vesak poya day.

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