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Over 750 prisoners to receive presidential pardon on 76th Independence Day

Over 700 inmates detained at prisons across the island released on Sunday (Feb.04) in view of the 76th Independence Day of Sri Lanka, the Prisons Department said.

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Accordingly, a total of 754 prisoners including 25 female inmates are slated to receive a special presidential pardon.

The special pardon is granted by virtue of the powers vested in the President under Article 34 of the Constitution, the Prisons Commissioner (Operation/ Intelligence) and Spokesman Gamini B. Dissanayake explained.

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