Welikada Prison riots : Lamahewa re-remanded till February 26 | Daily News

Welikada Prison riots : Lamahewa re-remanded till February 26

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, arrested in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012, was yesterday ordered to be further remanded till February 26 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) submitted a further report to court.

Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau is on bail in this case.

On September 25, the Court of Appeal ordered bail for Rangajeewa after considering a revision application he filed.

Twenty-seven inmates were killed and over 20 others injured in the shooting during the riot on November 9, 2012, when prisoners took control of the prison opposing an unannounced search by the Special Task Force (STF) to nab hidden arms, drugs and mobile phones in the prison.


 

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