762 inmates will receive presidential pardon in view of Vesak Poya Day.

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762 inmates will receive presidential pardon in view of Vesak Poya Day.
The state ceremony in this regard will be held at 10.00 am this morning, at the Welikada Prison, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Inmates serving prison terms for minor offences will receive this presidential pardon, which is granted upon a provision vested with the President under clause 34 of the Constitution.

This is the highest release of prisoners recorded so far.

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