Another rooftop protest by female prison inmates

Another rooftop protest by female prison inmates

Written by Staff Writer

20 Aug, 2018 | 8:51 pm

Colombo (News1st) – A group of female inmates at the Welikada Prison once again launched a protest atop the roof of the Prisons Building.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said the group was protesting the proposed transfer of female inmates convicted of drug offences to a separate prison.

According to our correspondent, the female inmates had climbed onto the roof at about 4 pm this evening and had climbed down the roof by 5 pm.

Meanwhile, a group of inmates who were believed to be protesting were transferred to a different location today.

A complaint was also filed to Borella Police by the inmates, stating that they were assaulted by Prison Officials.

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