Former Prisons Commissioner and IP further remanded

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa were today ordered to be further remanded in connection to the Welikada prison riot.

Emil Ranjan and Neomal Rangajeewa were produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court who ordered that they be further remanded until May 8.

Emil Ranjan and Neomal Rangajeewa had been arrested over the 2012 Welikada Prison clashes in which several inmates were killed.

Investigators are attempting to uncover who gave orders to kill the inmates during the riot. (Colombo Gazette)