Special unit to be established in the prison system

A special unit is to be established in the prison system, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Athukorala said.

Earlier, the intelligence unit of the Welikada Prison was disbanded.

The unit was removed following an order issued by the Minister of Justice.

The Justice Ministry said the decision had to be taken following allegations of corruption and irregularities in the Prisons Department. (Colombo Gazette)

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