Former Prisons Commissioner and IP further remanded

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa, who were arrested recently over incidents related to the 2012 Welikada Prison riot, were ordered to be further remanded until April 24.

Emil Ranjan was arrested over the deaths of several inmates at the prison during the prison riot in 2012.

Rangajeeva was also arrested over the deaths of the inmates and both were remanded till today.

The riot in 2012 left 27 inmates dead and several injured. The riot broke out during a search for illegal arms. (Colombo Gazette)