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Visitations to prisons allowed from today

The visitations to prisons will be allowed starting today, the Prisons Department said.

One inmate will be granted one visitor per week, adding the visiting individual should be a close relative of the inmate, Prisons Commissioner General, Thushara Upuldeniya stated.

However, inmates who are undergoing quarantine are not allowed any visitations for a period of 21 days.

During visitations, relatives are not allowed to bring any food items from outside for the inmates, adding only sanitary items will be allowed, Upuldeniya further stated.

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