FREEDOM TO PRISONERS UNDER PRESIDENTIAL PARDON IN VIEW OF THE VESAK POYA DAY

 

The ceremony of releasing 728 prisoners under Presidential Pardon and 34 prisoners on License on Board was held at the Welikada Prison Ground under the patronage of the Hon. President Maithripala Sirisena on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day, 18.05.2019.

Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Athukorala and officers from the Ministry and the Department of Prisons were also present on this occasion.

In addition, the President opened the Vesak Bath Dansala organized by the Buddhist  Association of the Prison Department and large number of people gathered to enjoy the Dansala.