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Welikada under siege

2012-11-09 13:00:13
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21.31
Gun shots were heard from the Wanathamulla end of the Prison

21.16
The injured STF Commandant is currently undergoing another surgery

21.00
The Chief jailor of the prison and several STF personnel were reportedly trapped inside the prison

21.00
The number of injured rise up to 35 and six in critical condition

20.47
Due to the heavy rain the planned operation to break into the prison has been suspended

20.25
More than eight bodies were brought to the General Hospital

20.25
Heavily armed additional troops have been placed on the walls surrounding the prison. Ambulances have been parked outside the premises and the armed forces are believed to be planning to break into the prison

20.15
Some of the prisoners have escaped

20.08
Three more injured prisoners have been admitted to the general hospital

19. 59
One of the prisoners who were initially believed to have been shot dead by the STF while trying to escape in a trishaw has now crawled back into the trishaw near Baseline road and is calling for help

19. 47
Armoured cars have been parked right in front of the main entrance of the prison, blocking the area

19.36
 STF personnel are trying to reach the dead bodies that are lined on the middle of the road opposite the prison
19.36
Random gunshots are still heard from around the prison complex, inmates are beleived to be firing from just outside the main prison gate
19.35
Armoured cars have been called into the scene


19.23
It is reported that the inmates had armed themselves after breaking in to the armory situated inside the prison complex

19.18
The STF commandant DIG C. Ranawana has also sustained injuries in the shootout and was hospitalized

19.16
Firing continues between inmates and the security forces. The entire area has been cordoned off with electricity been cut off.

18.00
The General Hospital said that 13 persons including 10 STF personel, 2 inmates and a jailor was admitted to the hospital.
(Pix by Varuna Wanniarachchi)


17.50
Several people are feared dead after a shootout between the STF and prison inmates a short while ago. The shootout had occured when inmates attempted to break out from the Prison.


17.13
A tense situation prevailed in the Welikada prison when STF personnel attempted to search the prison premises, police sources said.


Prisoners in action (Pix by Kushan Pathiraja)

20.25
More than eight bodies were brought to the General Hospital

20.25
Heavily armed additional troops have been placed on the walls surrounding the prison. Ambulances have been parked outside the premises and the armed forces are believed to be planning to break into the prison
20.08
Three more injured prisoners have been admitted to the general hospital



19. 59
One of the prisoners who were initially believed to have been shot dead by the STF while trying to escape in a trishaw has now crawled back into the trishaw near Baseline road and is calling for help.

19. 47
Armoured cars have been parked right in front of the main entrance of the prison, blocking the area

19.36
 STF personnel are trying to reach the dead bodies that are lined on the middle of the road opposite the prison
19.36
Random gunshots are still heard from around the prison complex, inmates are beleived to be firing from just outside the main prison gate
19.35
Armoured cars have been called into the scene

19.23
It is reported that the inmates had armed themselves after breaking in to the armory situated inside the prison complex

19.18
The STF commandant DIG C. Ranawana has also sustained injuries in the shootout and was hospitalized


19.16
Firing continues between inmates and the security forces. The entire area has been cordoned off with electricity been cut off.

18.00
The General Hospital said that 13 persons including 10 STF personel, 2 inmates and a jailor was admitted to the hospital.


17.50
Several people are feared dead after a shootout between the STF and prison inmates a short while ago. The shootout had occured when inmates attempted to break out from the Prison.


17.13
A tense situation prevailed in the Welikada prison when STF personnel attempted to search the prison premises, police sources said.


  Comments - 44

  • Wimal Modawansa Friday, 9 November 2012 13:12

    Sure this must be the work of a foreign hand. AmmaPa!

    Reply : 43       145

    Union Friday, 9 November 2012 13:19

    We can blame UN and Navi Pillay .as usual

    Reply : 40       132

    Kangetta Friday, 9 November 2012 15:44

    may be a plot by government to divert attention from the broken promises of the budget :)

    Reply : 27       85

    bndara Saturday, 10 November 2012 14:56

    you are right

    0       0

    don Friday, 9 November 2012 13:38

    save tax payers money, they rob, murder, rape,drug abuse,child abuse,prostitution, yet for their well being we have to pay, better off with em

    Reply : 17       89

    Guru Friday, 9 November 2012 15:09

    No, Prisoners needs to rehabilitated..

    Reply : 24       45

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:41

    They are rehabilitated enough...now they know how to grab an AK47 from a well-trained STF officer and combat with army !

    4       15

    azath Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:50

    Hang the proven culprits and chop off the hands of thieves.

    Reply : 8       17

    sanath Friday, 9 November 2012 13:57

    Please call Army Snipers they will do the rest

    Reply : 31       105

    OMG Friday, 9 November 2012 14:12

    Hidden hand behind this?

    Reply : 14       40

    lalitha Friday, 9 November 2012 14:25

    future MPs!!!

    Reply : 11       161

    chris perera Friday, 9 November 2012 14:45

    This is a typical situation for an example for not having law and order for common people.

    Reply : 11       77

    js Friday, 9 November 2012 14:58

    Prison Break Season 05

    Reply : 5       63

    born killer Friday, 9 November 2012 15:01

    Prison break Srilankan version :) :)

    Reply : 8       57

    satha Friday, 9 November 2012 15:13

    good news ---to countine .now your turn

    Reply : 10       19

    The Old Man Friday, 9 November 2012 15:23

    Whats so funny about this people.? Don't you read that there is dead bodies lined in the road opposite of the prison?

    Reply : 2       31

    sampath Friday, 9 November 2012 15:32

    where on earth did they get their hands on guns...

    Reply : 7       26

    Dr Banda Friday, 9 November 2012 15:32

    How did these criminal managed to get so much of weapons? for sure with the help of corrupt prison guards.

    Reply : 6       37

    varuna Friday, 9 November 2012 15:39

    dont worry guys our STF guys know very well the treatment for these thugs

    Reply : 25       33

    Ruki Herath Friday, 9 November 2012 15:39

    Well, our President has the time to talk to parrots, so surely he has time to talk to the prisoners at Welikada. Time for our President to go and talk to the prisoners on the roof of Welikada.

    Reply : 8       34

    xlntgson Friday, 9 November 2012 16:13

    Good, Sarath Fonseka was released!

    Reply : 8       27

    Shace-Uk Friday, 9 November 2012 16:29

    Next Block buster sri lankan movie...."Shoot out at welikada"!!!!!

    Reply : 3       24

    bandara Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:09

    sequel to the Hindi film shoot out at Lokhandhwala

    Reply : 0       1

    shane uk Friday, 9 November 2012 16:30

    very bad situation.They are on riot because stf is searching for drugs.I cant see any wrong with that.yes stf will do the needful.time has come to save Youth from drugs.stf can handle trhat effectively.

    Reply : 6       32

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 9 November 2012 16:30

    What we cant understand is why STF didnt shoot inmates who had weapons in their hands. These inmates who dealt with drugs are burden to the country and must finish off.

    Reply : 5       44

    shanthi Friday, 9 November 2012 16:41

    what a magical state is my island!
    Bastttile is broken by the revolutionaries!

    Reply : 6       17

    vimu Friday, 9 November 2012 16:51

    Shoot them all , rescue the prison guards and STF personal.

    Reply : 16       28

    Menachem Friday, 9 November 2012 16:57

    why didn't the STF takeout the inmates with weapons.. gotas false flag operation..

    Reply : 6       25

    Lokaya Friday, 9 November 2012 17:09

    It is not enough to say on the wall that the prisoners are human being

    Reply : 4       21

    Godaya Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:29

    Yes kill the prisoners and save the cows

    Reply : 4       8

    siva Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:58

    Dont finish this one as you did in Mulivaikal which will ever be in SL/World History!

    Reply : 5       13

    wtf Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:10

    claims to have the best army in the world, but cant break into the prison because of rain, now thats messed up

    Reply : 2       14

    Chandani Silva Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:02

    Luckily Gen Fonseka was released or else he would have got caught to this !!!!

    Reply : 3       12

    xlntgson Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:12

    When there is mercy all over, and no corporal punishment, you will fill gaols to overflow, the rest is what you see here. Death for rioting, not necessarily a death row prisoner!

    Reply : 1       6

    kondeybendapucheena Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:23

    16 Dead,Death Penalty Srilankan Way

    Reply : 3       12

    S.jayamano Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:45

    Most prison guards are corrupted it"s time to give the job to STF and hope.

    Reply : 3       9

    Mohamed Saturday, 10 November 2012 04:30

    young and helathy guys...why they were furstated and put their life on the line and took such dangerious decision ? why we couldnt rehabiliate them. We coluld have used them build a good commando team ...without destroying them......

    Reply : 7       10

    sujeewa p Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:18

    Its a brave move of the government to check the prision.

    Reply : 3       5

    MAN - ZCC Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:27

    THE MATCH HAS STARTED AND PEACEFULLE AND HALF WAY BOTH SIDES FIRED UP AND NOW THE THIRD UMPIRE INTERVENTION IS NEEDED VERY BADLY TO MAKE A DECISION

    Reply : 3       3

    amanath Saturday, 10 November 2012 06:13

    the sri lankan version of the prison break iv

    Reply : 1       4

    subbiah Saturday, 10 November 2012 06:22

    The authorities may l put the blame on the LTTE.

    Reply : 0       8

    ANTON Saturday, 10 November 2012 07:12

    Something should have been done to potta naufer and his companion. loku pinak

    Reply : 2       3

    Ajith Saturday, 10 November 2012 08:42

    Are we going to be another drug den like Colombia or Mexico???????

    Reply : 0       7

    Rajash Saturday, 10 November 2012 08:48

    Prison riot today whole country tomorrow

    Reply : 0       9

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