Sri Lankan President Gave Amnesty To 585 Military Deserters
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha today granted pardon to 585 jailed military deserters to mark the Poson Festival, an Important Day of the Buddhist Calander that falls today.
President Mahinda, who is also the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces gave Amnesty to the military deserters who are sentenced a maximum of one year jail term after been convicted by the military court. Many of them are had few months to be released and they are selected for Amnesty as they shown a good behaviour while in jail Government said.
Many of the released Military Deserters are from Colombo Main Prison.
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