Apr 04, 2020

Almost 1400 inmates released on bail

Almost 1400 inmates have been released on bail over the past several days.

Speaking to NewsRadio, Commissioner General of Prisons Vijayanath Tennakoon said inmates who had committed minor offences or were unable to fulfill their bail conditions were among those released.

The Commissioner General added several detainees from prisons islandwide were also scheduled to be released on bail today.

The decision was reached as a response measure to the prevailing situation in the country due to the COVID-19.