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The death-row inmates who are protesting on the roof of the chapel ward of Welikada Prison are refusing to negotiate, the Prisons Department said.

At least ten prisoners who were sentenced to death launched a protest yesterday demanding that their long prison terms be reduced.

Prison Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said that the Prisons Commissioner (Operation) had discussed with the protesting inmates.

However, they continue to protest refusing to negotiate, he said. (DSB)

  Comments - 5

  • Peter Tuesday, 21 September 2021 01:30 PM

    How to expect discipline from convicts,when minister responsible too behave unruly and as a result, expecting downfall of Rajapaksha government

    inoculated man Tuesday, 21 September 2021 01:45 PM

    Give them presidential pardon every citizen should be treated equally.

    Tronald Dump Tuesday, 21 September 2021 03:00 PM

    Who gave them paint and cloth for the protest posters?.

    Singiri Banda Tuesday, 21 September 2021 03:23 PM

    You deserve the sympathy; NOT only that, demand a good job when you are out or money for living!! That is the Sri Lankan Way - America does it wrongly! See how they drive? They have no Human Qualities or Brains as Sri Lankans!!

    Sunil Wednesday, 22 September 2021 06:24 AM

    This guys should not be shown any sympathy. Both our president and the ex-president set a wrong precedent by releasing two well-known murderers.

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