Over 2500 inmates were released on bail by court today.
The President’s Media Division (PMD) said 2961 inmates were released on bail.
The prisoners were released based on the recommendations made by the committee appointed by the President, the PMD added.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a special committee to look into providing relief to those imprisoned under minor offences and unable to fulfill bail conditions, due to fears of the coronavirus spreading in prisons as a result of overcrowding.(Colombo Gazette)