President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a sudden inspection visit to Welikada Prison this evening, the President's Media Division said.
They said the President had inquired after several inmates who were walking outside. Most of them were either imprisoned for drugs or narcotics-related offences.
The inmates said that the number of remanded prisoners was thrice the number the prison could accommodate. They also said due to filing cases based on misinformation, cases prolonged for longer periods.
Therefore they had to spend a considerable time in prison, they added.
The President said he would take measures to appoint a committee to look into the prevailing situation.
Comments - 8
Prem Monday, 10 February 2020 07:44 PM
To be greeted by Duminda?
Imtiaz Muhsin Monday, 10 February 2020 07:54 PM
I do hope conditions would improve for the Prisoners
dickie bird Monday, 10 February 2020 09:45 PM
No fear to walk into any institution or a place.
Put these right Mr. Prez. Rectify the shortcomings.
Ranjith Monday, 10 February 2020 10:17 PM
The paradise on earth the prison you find all walks od life
Tissa Tuesday, 11 February 2020 08:07 AM
Good initiative, which we like to see from president, appreciate.
Labby Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:14 AM
Lock Him Up.
VJ Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:44 AM
Planning to repeat the 2012 attack?
june macapagal Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:49 PM
Did he go to see Duminda or Wele Suda
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