The move is taken to minimise the congestion in prisons is a backdrop where the Novel Coronavirus (Covid19) is spreading in the country.
Accordingly, such prisoners will be released before April 03, Mr. Jayasuriya said.
It is reported that superintendents of prisons are to consult with the relevant magistrates on this regard via Skype.
Accordingly, a special committee was appointed to look into possible measures. And this committee has held several discussions in the recent past.