Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse has stated that release of prisoners is no threat to national security. There is deliberate propaganda that release of prisoners is threat. It is mischievous propaganda.
He was addressing the media recently. He stated that currently 204 persons are held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. 124 persons have been indicted and are facing trial. 56 of them have already been convicted and serving sentence. Another 24 are held for minor offences and they have not been indicted.