44 SL detainees in UAE granted clemency in honour of UAE’s 52nd National Day
Colombo (LNW): A total of 44 Sri Lankan detainees held in various prisons across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been granted clemency through a Royal order, in commemoration of the 52nd National Day of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on December 2.
These 44 individuals, beneficiaries of the clemency, are slated for repatriation to Sri Lanka under the coordination of the UAE government.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE officially conveyed this decision to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
This significant gesture follows President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent visit to the UAE for COP28, indicative of the positive trajectory in diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Abu Dhabi expressed optimism that this act of clemency will contribute to the strengthening of friendly relations between Sri Lanka and the UAE.