The Presidential pardon for Duminda Silva cannot be approved – The US Ambassador to Colombo

The Presidential pardon for those arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act can be approved, the pardon of a person convicted of murder cannot be approved, The US Ambassador to Colombo has said.

He is commenting on the release of former parliamentarian Duminda Silva under a presidential pardon.

Through pardoning a convicted felon who has been convicted of manslaughter She also notes that the rule of law has been underestimated.

The note further states that this decision is contrary to the United Nations Charter of the Government of Sri Lanka, which treats everything fairly.