Prison officials to receive special training in ‘transporting’

Prison officials to receive special training in ‘transporting’

Prison officials to receive special training in ‘transporting’

Written by Keshala Dias

17 Mar, 2017 | 11:43 am

A decision has been made to give a special training to prison officials transporting prisoners to Courts from prisons.

A senior officer at the Prisons Department said the decision was made following a meeting held with the IGP.

The training conducted by officers of the Police Special Task Force will be given to selected prison officials.The officer also said the Police Special Task Force will be assigned to transport prisoners in the meantime.

The shooting that was carried out on a prison bus on February 27 in Kalutara, cost the lives of seven people including two prison officials and underworld figure Aruna Udaya Shantha alias “Samayan”.

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