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Prison Reforms, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan has called for an explanation from the prisons authorities regarding MP Hirunika Premachandra’s allegations that former MP Duminda Silva, who is on death row had been provided with special facilities.

She alleged in Parliament on Tuesday that some influential prisoners including Mr. Silva were enjoying special privileges, while the poor prisoners were neglected.

"Mr. Silva's medical report says he is suffering from a chronic headache, loss of consciousness, loss of memory and dizziness but all his relatives visited him at the Prisons hospital for his birthday on December 3 and threw a party," Ms. Premachandra said.

Ministry sources said the Minister had asked the Welikada Prison authorities to submit a report after an inquiry into the matter.

The minister said action would be taken against the prison authorities who had allowed such incidents to take place as claimed by her. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Raj Friday, 09 December 2016 06:15 AM

    Green or Blues both are crooks and will be helping each other forever!!!

    Jude Friday, 09 December 2016 08:23 AM

    For Decades it was customary for Influential People to get VIP treatment even in Jail !!!!! Moreover, some of the VIP Convicts even spend jail time in Luxurious comforts in undisclosed location!!!!??? Why Change Now!!!???

    Shehan Friday, 09 December 2016 08:33 AM

    RED how will that works.

    Selvyn Thursday, 08 December 2016 05:38 PM

    These days prisons are vulnerable for corruption as the place is infested with all kinds of criminals. So the ministry must be vigilant. via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 08 December 2016 06:32 PM

    GIVE THEM A MIRROR TO SEE, THEY WILL IDENTIFY THE PEOPLE CONCERNED.

    Yeti Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:52 PM

    Another probe that will go nowhere!

    Janatha Subhasetha Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:23 PM

    Another performance to the gallary.


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