Riot at Welikada Prison under control

Riot at Welikada Prison under control

Riot at Welikada Prison under control

Written by Amani Nilar

23 Oct, 2021 | 2:33 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); About 50 prisoners staged a riot at the Welikada Prison, said Prisons Spokesperson Chandana Ekanayake.

Speaking to News 1st, the Prisons Spokesperson said that prisoners have been protesting for a month demanding their sentences be commuted.

These actions escalated after prisoners decided to get to the roof of a prison building and started throwing their food at other prisoners below.

Around 200 prison guards were summoned to the prison and they have controlled the situation, the Prison Spokesperson added.

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