Pardon for prisoners
The Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Ministry is
planning to release a large number of prisoners to mark the 2600th
Sambuddhathva Jayanthi. Prisoners serving short prison terms for
minor offences, those unable to pay small fines and those who have
conducted themselves in an exemplary manner during their prison
term, are to be considered for the general pardon.
Teen with grenade nabbed in bus
A 19-year-old girl travelling to Colombo and her
father were arrested by the Galewela Police on Saturday evening for
possession of a grenade. A Wishwa Nandan and his daughter V.
Ugedinee residing in Palavuththu, Trincomalee were arrested in a bus
travelling from Trincomalee to Colombo.
Three arrested for selling stolen goods
The Anuradhapura Police said that they had
arrested three suspects on suspicion of selling and helping to sell
a consignment of items valued at over one million rupees they had
stolen from a wholesale store at Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura
maintained by a leading company.