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Unconfirmed reports said that several more prisoners were feared dead following the shootout inside the Anuradhapura prison this evening. They said authorities were unable to enter the prison premises where the clash had erupted between prisons guards and prisoners.

Nine prison officers and eleven prisoners are receiving treatment at the Anuradhapura hospital, hospital sources said, adding a female prisoner had died following the shootout.

A group of over 50 remand prisoners of the prison launched a fast on Sunday evening on the roof of the prison demanding that the officials provide them with improved living facilities.
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  • pandula Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:49 AM

    We belive or not We are babariens and killing is normal coz no one talk for a dead man if they are talking that is to kill another living man.

    johnnycash Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:53 AM

    prisoners and innocent are two concepts that don't go hand in hand do they????

    meranchi Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:48 AM

    political prisoners, who he is guilty declayard by the court what ever it is

    Malanie Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:11 AM

    Prisoners are human beigns. It needs good programme to rehabilitate them.

    meranchi Monday, 24 January 2011 03:25 PM

    All prisoners are guilty of criminal acct, dealing with them also very careful this type of incidence take place in second time government should use iron hand to control the situation

    CasinoRaja Monday, 24 January 2011 03:37 PM

    Wondering where we are heading for ????

    famous victor Monday, 24 January 2011 03:56 PM

    dogs have entered the parliament and there puppies are in the prison!!!!! more violence to follow....

    Shan Monday, 24 January 2011 04:18 PM

    It looks that we all are heading six feet down

    citizen1 Monday, 24 January 2011 04:30 PM

    Hello, do you really believe that all prisoners in Sri Lanka got incarcerated due to a criminal act comitted by them????
    How about political prisoners/ those who have been framed?

    citizen1 Monday, 24 January 2011 04:40 PM

    Fasting for basic rights has been answered by the trigger-happy guards.... death sentence for those who protest.

    kumara Monday, 24 January 2011 04:41 PM

    You cannot and must not solve all your problems with the point of a gun. Utter madness

    xlntgson Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:00 AM

    Encounters galore! Vicious cycle!! Judicial or non-judicial?

    sltk2004 Monday, 24 January 2011 05:29 PM

    Don't show your ignorance.Remand prisoners are not yet convicted by a court.

    sunilp Monday, 24 January 2011 05:43 PM

    NBow the poor innocent prisoners are being killed fighting for
    better conditions.

    loku aiya Monday, 24 January 2011 06:18 PM

    //government should use iron hand to control the situation//

    Even prisoners are human! - think!
    we should be civilized people not barbarians.

    Punchi Putha Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:18 AM

    Another Welikade in the making?


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