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Former prison commissioner further remanded

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa who was arrested in connection to the Welikada Prison riot in 2012, was today ordered to be further remanded till February 05 by Colombo Additional Magistrate.

Filing a further report before the court, CID stated that investigations are still ongoing. CID further stated the government analyst report into the weapons had not been received yet.

Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau is on bail in this case. On September 25, the Court of Appeal ordered Rangajeewa’s release on bail taking a revision application filed by him into consideration.

Rangajeewa and Lamahewa were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on March 28 in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012.

Twenty-seven inmates were killed and more than 20 others injured in deadly shooting during the riot on November 9, 2012, when prisoners took control of the populated prison, objecting to an unannounced search by the Special Task Force to nab hidden arms, drugs and mobile phones at the prison.

The Magistrate ordered Inspector of the Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajeewa to appear before the court on April 01.


 

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