Welikada Prison protest suspects re-remanded
The Colombo Crime Detection Division yesterday produced before Chief
Magistrate Rashmi Singappulli 52 suspects taken into custody in the
Welikade Prison disturbance.
Six T-56 rifles and some ammunition used by the prison guards were
also produced as production items.
The magistrate ordered the production items to be sent for Government
Analyst and re-remanded the suspects.
Early this year the prisoners staged a violent protest against the
decision of the prison authorities not to allow food parcels from
outside. Several inmates received gun shot injuries.
Several prison guards were also injured with damage to property.
IP Rajapakse along with PS 5659 Kemaratne prosecuted.
Further hearing was postponed for May 17.