Tamil Diplomat

Fonseka on release of political prisoners

Democratic Party Leader Filed Marshal Sarath Fonseka has stated that President Maithripala has powers under the constitution to grant amnesty to any body if he so desires.

Speaking to the media on the goernment’s decision to release political prisoners, he observed

‘The President is able to release prisoners under a general amnesty and if he has decided to do so, no one can stop it.”