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Sri Lanka Cabinet Approves Agreement to Transfer Sentenced Prisoners with Afghanistan

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Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of sentenced persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.
Transfer of Offenders Act No. S of 1995 provides that, a citizen of foreign country who is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in Sri Lanka can be transferred to his country subject to the same punishment there and a Sri Lankan who commits such a punishment in a foreign country can be transferred subject to same punishment in Sri Lanka.
In order to comply with these provisions, Sri Lanka must enter into an agreement with the relevant country.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of convicted persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.
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