15 prison officers interdicted in three months; Prisons Department

15 prison officers interdicted in three months; Prisons Department

15 prison officers interdicted in three months; Prisons Department

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Aug, 2020 | 3:12 pm

Colombo (News 1st); 15 prison officers have been interdicted from the service while 21 others have been transferred during the past two months from June 08th up to now, said the Department of Prisons.

Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya speaking to News 1st said among the officers interdicted are an Assistant Superintendent, 02 Chief Jailors, 01 Jailor, and 11 Guards.

The said personnel were interdicted for maintaining unnecessary contact with inmates and moving prohibited items into prisons.

The officers from Boossa, Negombo, Wariyapola, and Bogambara prisons have been transferred following intelligence reports received, he added.

Recently, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne speaking at a professionals’ forum revealed there was video evidence of a prison official worshipping the notorious underworld criminal and drug smuggler Kanjipani Imran who is now imprisoned at the Boossa prison, reported the Defence Ministry website.

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