The head of the army-installed government, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, announced the amnesty covering more than 5,600 people on Monday, Oct 18.
All the inmates sustained minor injuries, which were self-inflicted, the jail officials said, adding that one of them was sent to the hospital, but he is back in the jail after treatment.
Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019, days after Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities.
Minister Peiris conveyed to the Indian Foreign Minister about the pragmatic and tangible action taken by the Sri Lankan government to resolve residual matters after the end of the conflict.
Lohan Ratwatte's resignation came as the Tamil political parties sought his resignation and arrest after he allegedly forced two Tamil prisoners in to kneel before him and threatened to kill them.
An in-house inquiry was conducted by the DIG which found the complicity of one Deputy Superintendent, two Assistant Superintendents and a Warder who have been suspended.
Brahma Naidu had stopped his bike to read a poster put up by rebels calling to observe September 13 as Political Prisoners' Rights Day. Sources say the explosives were set up to injure cops.
In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists.
Prisoners will be allowed to have visitors again from August 16. The Prisons department had suspended visitation across the State from April 27 due to the second wave of Covid.
If a prison is conceived as a place of gloom and doom, its walls are testimony to the thousands of stories behind that melancholy.
A sixth round of nuclear talks ended last month without agreement. The U.S. has repeatedly said it is ready for a seventh round as soon as Iran is ready.
The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the delay in releasing convicts by prison authorities even after being granted bail by courts.
The infected persons, including a jail staffer, have been shifted to a COVID-19 centre in Nehuli village, around 4 km from Alibaug city, for treatment, the official added.
The two countries exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in each other's custody in line with the provisions of a 2008 agreement.
The prisoner was admitted to the COVID ward of the hospital on Thursday afternoon after he tested positive.