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* Presidential pardon for eight LTTE prisoners
Sun, Oct 23, 2022, 11:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 23, Colombo: Eight Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members who were serving prison sentences for committing LTTE activities have been granted presidential pardon.

Additional Commissioner General of Prisons, Chandana Ekanayake said the President pardoned the eight individuals according to powers vested in him under Article 34 of the Constitution.

Accordingly, four inmates who were housed at the Magazine Prison were pardoned on the 21st of October. Two other inmates will be released after cases filed against them before the Court of Appeal is withdrawn.

He further said the Attorney General has been consulted for necessary instructions to release two other LTT inmates after the completion of their rehabilitation work and they will be released according to the instructions and orders from the Attorney General.

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