Former PA heavyweight and present UNP National Organiser S.B. Dissanayake who is serving a two-year sentence for contempt of court could obtain a parole similar to the privileges enjoyed by other prisoners.
Commissioner General of Prisons Rumy Marzook said yesterday that Mr. Dissanayake would be released as soon as he received the decision of the Prisons Board to that effect.
Mr. Marzook said that Mr. Dissanayake`s appeal had been already referred to the Prisons Review Board.
He said according to provision in Section 14 of the Prevention of Crimes Act, any prisoner serving a sentence of two years and whose behaviour was good, could obtain a parole after serving part of the time in prison and could spend the balance period under the supervision of the Board.
Mr. Marzook added that the Board comprising former High Court Judge Hector S. Yapa, the Commissioner General of Prisons, the Prisons Chief Medical Officer and others met once a month.