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Prisoner dies in clash

A clash that took place between prisoners and prison officials has left a prisoner identified as MEKKA

dead. A prison official had sustained injuries in the clash.

The victim has been identified as Udupitiya Gamage Upul Nilantha (42) is a resident of Nawagampura village in Ampara. Twenty prisoners had staged a protest on the roof of the prison for several hours over the prisoner's death.

Prison officials said that the delay in opening the prison cell door led to the attack on the prison officer. The Badulla Commissioner of Prisons.

Monaragala Police are investigating.