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Welikada riots: A Commissioner of Prisons Department arrested

29 March 2018 10:10 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Commissioner of Prisons Department Emil Ranjan Lamahewa was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last night in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012.

He was the Superintendent of the Magazine Prison in 2012.

Inspector Niyomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotic Bureau was arrested yesterday by the CID over the same incident.

At least 27 prison inmates were killed and several others were injured in clashes between the inmates and guards at the Welikada prison in November 2012.

  Comments - 4

  • Asoka Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:10 AM

    Finally started to assemble the chain...But need the hook to join it...Will they find the hook...?

    weerawardana Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:13 PM

    no, they never find the hook

    Mevan Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:11 AM

    These fellows are still catching 'halmessas'. Catch the sharks.

    Disgruntled Yahapalakaya Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:11 AM

    How come in all high profile cases like the Avant Garde floating armory and the murders of Lasantha, Thajudeen, Rathupaswela and now Welikada Prisoners the main culprit i.e. the one who gave the orders is never questioned and remanded? This is why this government lost the LG elections and will lose the next presidential and general elections.

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