Mar 28, 2019

Prisoner exchange between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan Featured

Talks were held between the Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Athukorale and the Afghanistan Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ashraf Haidari at the Parliament complex yesterday (27) for the exchange of prisoners between the two countries.

The Afghan Ambassador had inquired from the Justice Minister regarding the Afghan prisoners in Sri Lankan prisons and had appreciated the measures taken by the Sri Lankan Government regarding these prisoners.

The duo exchanged ideas about signing an agreement between the two countries as there is no such agreement so far.

The Afghan Ambassador commended the measures taken by the government to establish judiciary independence and rule of law in the country.

Minister Athukorale said there had been historical cordial and close ties between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in terms of Economic, cultural and social ties.