Mahara prisoners protest called off

Mahara prisoners protest called off

Mahara prisoners protest called off

Written by Bella Dalima

03 Jan, 2014 | 4:06 pm

A protest launched by prisoners of the Mahara Prison atop the roof of the prison premises has been called off.

The Commissioner General of Prisons Chadraratne Pallegama said that drugs wrapped up in the shape of a ball was thrown into the prison premises on Friday morning. This led to a clash among two groups of prisoners while trying to share the package; prison officials  had to later intervene to disperse them.

The Commissioner General added that during the intervention several prison officials had been allegedly assaulted by the prisoners. Subsequently, some of the prisoners had climbed to the prison roof and staged a protest. The ball of drugs has been seized by the prison officials and further investigations have been launched into the incident.

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