Former prisons chief Emil Ranjan further remanded

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa was today ordered to be further remanded in the case over the killing of inmates at the Welikada prison.

Lamahewa was produced before the Colombo Additional Magistrate today.

Based on the submissions made by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Magistrate ordered that Emil Ranjan Lamahewa be further remanded till the 8th of February.

A clash between inmates and prison guards at the Welikada Prison in 2012 resulted in the death of 27 prisoners. (Colombo Gazette)

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