Dec 07, 2020

At least 8,000 prisoners to be released 

State Minister of Prisons Management and Prisoners' Rehabilitation - Lohan Ratwatte has stated in parliament that the government intends to reduce the number of prisoners by at least  8,000, given the present congestion in prisons.

There are 28, 951 inmates in the 28 prisons across the country at present.

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