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By Gandhya Senanayake

The prison officials have been instructed to carry out an inquiry regarding the facts surrounding the clash between the police and the Welikada inmates, Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Minister Dew Gunasekera told Daily Mirror online

The Minster added that the police had conducted similar raids in prisons island wide in a drive to eradicate drugs from prisons and that the raid in Welikada took place after a Court warrant was obtained.

Further the Minister said that the animosity between the police and the inmates would have also contributed to the clash as police officers were the reason why prisoners were behind bars. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Concerned Citizen Monday, 08 November 2010 05:31 AM

    Crazy bird!

    Tintin Sunday, 07 November 2010 02:50 PM

    Corruption is from the very top to bottom.

    Jayatillaka Sunday, 07 November 2010 03:28 PM

    Prison officers should be punished. They are the culprits who allow mobile phones etc

    Smart Aleck Monday, 08 November 2010 09:51 AM

    When politically backed drug lords can give new cars as bribes, will inquiries work?

    Above the crowd Sunday, 07 November 2010 03:48 PM

    No bribes please ,we are Sri Lankan.

    knight Rider Monday, 08 November 2010 10:04 AM

    there has to be an insider working for the drug dealer. wow, this looks like "MIAMI-VISE".

    obama laden Sunday, 07 November 2010 05:20 PM

    another police team has been appoinetd to look into this matter.
    Dear misister how many police team been appointed in srilanka so far? any breakthruogh?

    Henry Sunday, 07 November 2010 07:14 PM

    Before they raid the prisons, they should first investigate how these drugs and Cell Phones get into the prison premises.

    KD Sunday, 07 November 2010 07:59 PM

    Why? What's wrong with that?

    KD Sunday, 07 November 2010 08:00 PM

    What an idiot. Bring SFs name to each and every petty issue.

    NPK Sunday, 07 November 2010 09:28 PM

    SL needs minister like you, how funny this is? After all things happened minister is playing "Baba" part, Long live SL

    True Sri Lankan Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:14 PM

    Install signal jammers inside the prison and ban mobile usage to prison officers.

    Mallie Monday, 08 November 2010 07:29 AM

    better to attack prob at its root-meaning first arrest drug lords..(no point visiting their reps at prisons)

    Jukian Monday, 08 November 2010 01:39 AM

    Mr Minister, Send MERWYN SILVA or DUMINDA SIVA or BOTH SILVAS to the prison. Then you can get a netter report..

    Tintin Sunday, 07 November 2010 10:58 AM

    What a country. He has to ask for a report for this.

    amarakoon Monday, 08 November 2010 02:32 AM

    This is the correct and simple solution rather than going behind the culprits who brings phones into prisons. Prison officials may use land phones for official use.
    Absence of cell phones will prevent drug kigpins operating from prison premises.

    Avi Jonathan Monday, 08 November 2010 02:33 AM

    Hey.. this is best minister I have seen after long time, where he does his best.

    Wimal WBKPlug Wansha Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:06 AM

    According to COPE report, the real criminals are still in public, people who couldn't afford a fine of 2000 Rs go to jail, same with corrupted police officers. It seems the prisoners are worried about this and rioting now.

    Anver Monday, 08 November 2010 08:03 AM

    This unfortunate incident shows how much certain sections of our society hate the police force. The police wont get much sympathy from the public as long as they are being used as pawns of politicians.

    demon Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:18 AM

    Jala Guti...

    sw Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:29 AM

    This appears to be some sort of drug bust, they are looking for drugs at the wrong place without going after the drug Kingpins. This is a sure way of creating a drug monopoly.

    nikita Monday, 08 November 2010 03:09 AM

    sirakaruwoth Manushshyoya

    AF Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:39 AM

    Why you need any report on this? You think prisoners have right to assault the police?

    patriot Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:41 AM

    dear minister. , do you know how many corrupted prison officeres there. first take action against them.

    Ticket Doctor Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:44 AM

    LTTE is over, now deploying STF to Prisons, Army to Universities, We have two more forces and Police, then What, where are we heading Mother Lanka?.

    bill Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:45 AM

    everyday prison officers earn thousand rupees from drug bussines and underworld gangs.

    S.B. Monday, 08 November 2010 03:34 AM

    jvp inmates ;)

    Fair n Square Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:50 AM

    Now blame SF supporters will ya? of coercing the inmates of Welikada

    ajith Monday, 08 November 2010 03:38 AM

    A bird whisper that Borella Police is behind the attack since there was no body selected from BP to raid the prison.

    sw Sunday, 07 November 2010 12:03 PM

    No point wasting time, corruption is a national pastime,.

    Deepal Sunday, 07 November 2010 12:09 PM

    change the big talking Minister and the corrupt officials. everything will be OK.

    Kamiss Sunday, 07 November 2010 12:19 PM

    Eliminating drug menace from every nook and corner is most welcome, but has to be done in a more organised manner to avoid such incidents.

    RAY G Sunday, 07 November 2010 12:26 PM

    Drugs in prison?? You must be joking! Maybe the Welikada Complex has been converted into a Holiday Resort (Woodstock Style) and the Police were not informed about it.

    dpl Tuesday, 09 November 2010 04:02 AM

    Drugs and cellphone are not allowed in the prisions.the head of prison must resign forthwith or minister must removed forthwith then your inqureies.

    banana republic Monday, 08 November 2010 04:40 AM

    Inquiry in this country ? You mean like the one mervyn faced recently ? What a joke !

    Ranjith Sunday, 07 November 2010 01:13 PM

    Govt media should put the responsibility to SF & Udula at the welikada prision.

    Prof Wickramatillake Sunday, 07 November 2010 01:22 PM

    Dear Minister, first find how drugs get there?

    True Sri Lankan Sunday, 07 November 2010 01:32 PM

    Why can't we install CCTV system to monitor what's going on inside the prision. This is the best way to track corrupted guards and prisoners links and their businesses.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 07 November 2010 01:57 PM

    You appoint civil servent for high post. Just blindly appointing army officer never solve the problems.

    Game Kolla Sunday, 07 November 2010 02:13 PM

    This country is facing a severe unpredictable situation where law and order is the most commonly used term .

    Above the crowd Sunday, 07 November 2010 02:29 PM

    Mr. Minister ,Is Potta Naufer ok? If so thank heavens


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