LTTE suspects transferred from Welikada

Over 100 LTTE suspects serving time at the Welikada prison were transferred to several other prisons as a result of the riot which broke out at the prison today.

Prisons Commissioner P.W Kodipilli said that most of the LTTE suspects were transferred to Kalutara and rest to other prisons around the country.

Meanwhile former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who is housed at the adjoining prison, was not harmed in the incident, his family members said in a facebook post.

Fonseka is serving time at the prison over several charges filed against him.

The situation following the clash between prisoners and prison guards has been brought under control and the main road opposite the prison has been re-opened for traffic.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.