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Welikada Prison riot:

Former Prisons Commissioner further remanded

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa who was arrested in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012, was yesterday ordered to be further remanded till January 08 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.

The Criminal Investigations Department submitted a further report before court.

Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau is on bail in this case. On September 25, the Court of Appeal ordered Rangajeewa’s release on bail taking in to consideration a revision application filed by him.

Rangajeewa and Lamahewa were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on March 28 in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012.

Twenty-seven inmates were killed and more than 20 others injured in a deadly shooting during the riot on November 9, 2012, when prisoners took control of the populated prison, objecting to an unannounced search by the Special Task Force to nab hidden arms, drugs and mobile phones at the prison. 


 

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