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Special State Amnesty to 400+ prisoners

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COLOMBO (News 1st); 417 Sri Lankan prisoners were given a Special State Amnesty as per the powers vested in the President by the Constitution of Sri Lanka.In a statement, the Department of Prisons said that 165 prisoners have been given an amnesty of two months each for their sentences ranging from 1-years to a few months, as of 12th September 2022.The Amnesty also applies to 252 prisoners who are languishing in their cells unable to pay their fines..

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