Committee to probe recent events reported from Sri Lankan prisons

Committee to probe recent events reported from Sri Lankan prisons

Committee to probe recent events reported from Sri Lankan prisons

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Nov, 2020 | 11:43 am

Colombo (News 1st); A ministry-level committee was appointed on Thursday (18) to investigate recent events that took place inside Sri Lankan prisons.

State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation, Dr. Shudarshini Fernandopulle had given the necessary instructions to the Secretary to the Ministry in this regard.

The committee would investigate the death of a prisoner at the Moneragala Prison, assault on a prisoner at the Matara Prison, Prison Break attempt at the Old Bogambara Prison resulting in the death of one inmate as well as the demonstration by inmates at the Magazine Prison.

According to the State Ministry of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation, the report on the investigations will be handed over to the State Minister within a period of three weeks.

Following the investigation, if an officer is found to have committed an offense, necessary action will be taken, said the State Minister.

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