Recommendations from report on prison riot to be implemented

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today that the recommendations in the Welikada prison riot report will be implemented.

He said this in response to a question raised by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament today.

The Prime Minister said that Prisons Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan has been instructed to implement the recommendations.

The report of the three-member committee appointed to probe the Welikada Prison riot which occurred on November 09 in 2012 was handed over to the Prime Minister in 2015.

The 2012 Welikada prison riot left 27 dead and many more injured. (Colombo Gazette)



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