Doctor who killed husband released from jail

A doctor who has been released early from prison after being convicted of killing her abusive husband has thanked supporters who campaigned for her parole and for her to be spared deportation.

Sri Lankan-born Chamari Liyanage, 36 (pictured with her late husband), walked out of Greenough Regional Prison near Geraldton in WA's mid-west at 5am on Wednesday morning.

She had been in custody since June 2014, and was sentenced early last year to a four-year prison term after being convicted of the manslaughter of Dinendra Athukorala in Geraldton.

She was acquitted of murder.

She thanked friends