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A State Minister along with a group of his friends, all who were under the influence of alcohol had reportedly entered the Welikada Prison by force to visit the prison and gallows.

A prison source said that the state minister was even carrying a pistol and some of his friends who could hardly walk because they were intoxicated had verbally abused the prison officials for not allowing them to enter.

Though a senior prison official confirmed such incident took place, he however said that further information could not be disclosed and there was no probe underway.

Meanwhile, when contacted, the spokesman of the State Ministry of Prison Management and Prisons’ Rehabilitation, said that there was no truth of the involvement of State Minister Lohan Ratwatte nor did such an incident take place.(DSB)

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  • Lal Monday, 13 September 2021 11:03 AM

    DAY DREAM BY PRISON OFFICER.

    Mohamed Ismail Hamidon Monday, 13 September 2021 11:06 AM

    oh my god ....

    Banana republic Monday, 13 September 2021 11:16 AM

    Theses thugs must be skinned and hang on public. How long can we tolerate this type of idiotic behavior? Time to rise up against tugs and goons. We cannot allow these thugs to destroy our land.

    Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 13 September 2021 11:16 AM

    The prison officials must be sent for medical tests as they seem to have been hallucinating .. Of course Lohan Ratwatte drinks only කොත්තමල්ලි. .. Come on he is an epitome of decency ..

    BE FAIR Monday, 13 September 2021 11:22 AM

    The news report for me is VERY CLEAR. This has to be none other than the State Ministry of Prison Management and Prisons himself. Hope the President will have the balls to take action on this

    CHOLMONDELEY PINTO Monday, 13 September 2021 11:26 AM

    The simple solution in a situation like that is not to stop them getting into the prison but stopping them from getting out again. Just lock all prison gates.

    Sambo Monday, 13 September 2021 11:36 AM

    So these are the hooligans that have been installed by the president to run the country. Can't he see these things and punish these hooligans by stripping them off there ministerial posts. Do they think they own this country. The officers who decline to comment on this also should be punished.

    NationOfErrors Monday, 13 September 2021 11:37 AM

    The minister will win the next election by a landslide! Third rate Sri Lankan’s, who accounts for around 60% of population, will always vote for third rate politicians, leading to third world societies!

    Kalusena Monday, 13 September 2021 11:38 AM

    That’s where they belong….

    Jerald Daniels Monday, 13 September 2021 12:01 PM

    Currupted Govt. consisting all Rotters, Looters, Womanizers' and Murderers. May be they are heading for a nasty blow by the public.

    Seal Monday, 13 September 2021 12:05 PM

    Lankawe ohoma thamai I don't know why?

    Sara W Monday, 13 September 2021 12:17 PM

    Hahahaha Banana republic Land like no another 2500 proud history

    Shihan Monday, 13 September 2021 12:40 PM

    “The government you elect is the government you deserve….” -Thomas Jefferson

    Dilan Monday, 13 September 2021 12:44 PM

    Send them to quarantine like for the teachers. Mr. President, Hon. Sarath weerasekara I dare you.

    D Perera Monday, 13 September 2021 12:45 PM

    This is entertaining

    Lumbini Monday, 13 September 2021 12:46 PM

    This country is a fool's paradise.

    Madhu putha Monday, 13 September 2021 12:49 PM

    He went to release Ranjan

    Ram Monday, 13 September 2021 12:56 PM

    Check the CCTV I am sure the incident must have been deleted or camera inactive at the time

    ravin Monday, 13 September 2021 01:01 PM

    Attempted prison break? Shoot for self-defense could have been the answer. No Katha no sinaha. That was the strategy applied if and when poor prisoners try to break the prison?

    Anthony. R Monday, 13 September 2021 01:10 PM

    ..........Epitome of Decency . No smoke without fire, over to you Sir.

    Ram Monday, 13 September 2021 01:14 PM

    If our President is discipline

    Anne Karunaratne Monday, 13 September 2021 01:21 PM

    Lohan Ratwatte went to where he belongs

    Seb Monday, 13 September 2021 01:51 PM

    SL always seems to make the headlines in foreign newspapers...

    NIHAL DHARMATILEKE Monday, 13 September 2021 01:54 PM

    If I were the prison officer an offer would have given to the third class parliamentarian and his followers to try the Gallows for free.

    Siri Monday, 13 September 2021 01:59 PM

    Shows how seriously the brains of 6.9M voters were defected at the last election. If not cured, the same goons will win the next one too.

    Karu Monday, 13 September 2021 02:12 PM

    It will become a version similar to that of the Grama Niladhari who tied himself to a tree, sometime back

    Witha Monday, 13 September 2021 02:45 PM

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN..! Prison And Police Chiefs...IF YOU HAVE BALLS YOU WON'T TOLERATE THESE LOW LEVEL ACTS..! When You Idiots Say Yes to All FOUR LEGGED Politicos, What can you expect..?

    Lost Lankan Monday, 13 September 2021 03:38 PM

    Probably he is trying to locate a suitable place for future residence

    PandaExpress Monday, 13 September 2021 06:23 PM

    Stupidity, this country is going from bad to worse by the day.. no wonder we have some 6.9 million knowledgeable voters.

    Kps Monday, 13 September 2021 06:38 PM

    What an indecent government officials

    SKANDARAJ NILOSHAN Monday, 13 September 2021 06:56 PM

    TOP STORY OF THE WEEK

    Ranjan Monday, 13 September 2021 06:59 PM

    Was he also one of the fellows who gunned 10 supporters? Damn shame. Damn shame.

    Hashan Monday, 13 September 2021 07:01 PM

    Sabry, are you dreaming?

    Sen Monday, 13 September 2021 07:30 PM

    Up to you the prez, taking legal action or not, up to you,but public waiting to assess you,out of your action against these irresponsible, unruly,thick headed thugs

    Jagath Silva Monday, 13 September 2021 07:51 PM

    WE ARE DECENDENTS OF YAKKAS .SO Y WORRY

    M Fernando Monday, 13 September 2021 09:45 PM

    Why is it so difficult to print the name ??

    angel Monday, 13 September 2021 10:42 PM

    Isn't it sad when such people are given responsible areas in the country to handle!

    Lion Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:27 AM

    It’s no day dream since a minister is involved,So they are careful to play with pohottu boys since the end will be disastrous.

    Adrian Fernado Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:37 AM

    It is so sad to see what has happen to our country. sorry to say majority of the governing party members are A grade thugs. where are the so called leaders who preached ONE COUNTRY ONE LAW.

    Shameless rajapaksha Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:43 AM

    President evict him sack him . I have lost all respect for you sir.. If you don't sack him.. Shame on you president..because of this your going to loose your position

    joshua Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:48 AM

    do we have a president with an inch of backbone to remove this Minister? This SLPP is full of thugs, rogues and liers. This is the kind of fellows the 6.9 Mn headless and short sighted voters wanted. who cares what the State Ministry of Prison Management and Prisons’ Rehabilitation says. He must be blind and deaf.

    Don Tuesday, 14 September 2021 02:10 PM

    He has gone to gallows to find out if it still fits him !


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