COVID: AG issues bail guidelines for suspects

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has issued guidelines to the IGP regarding the granting of bail for several offences to persons in custody, Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said yesterday.

She said that these guidelines were issued by the Attorney General at the request of the Secretary to the Justice Ministry and the Prisons Commissioner General.

Previously, the Justice Ministry Secretary and the Prisons Commissioner General had sought the advice of the Attorney General to reduce congestion in prisons in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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