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Inmates launch protest at Agunukolapelessa Prison

21 October 2018 10:44 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A group of inmates of the Agunukolapelessa Prison launched a protest on top of a tower in the prison, this morning urging to withdraw the Police Special Task Force (STF) from the prison.

It was reported that at least 75 inmates are protesting on top of the tower.

A special unit of the STF had been deployed outside Angunukolapelessa Prison earlier this week to prevent drugs and other devices from reaching prison inmates.

Earlier, the Ministry of Justice and Prisons Reforms said some 300 STF personnel would be deployed for such duties at the Colombo Remand Prison, Magazine Prison, Welikada Prison and the Angunukolapelessa prison.(Aneesha Manage)


Video by Anisha Mannage



  Comments - 3

  • Ara Sunday, 21 October 2018 11:49 AM

    Seems like stf is doing a good job there

    Dee Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:37 PM

    Make em starve. And use that money of ours to feed some helpless person on the streets. BTW , can't someone push em off the tower? Saves us a lot. Not only the money.

    Victoria Monday, 22 October 2018 10:11 AM

    Comments show what happened at walikada few years ago, justified

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