CJ nominates Trial-at-Bar bench to hear Welikada Prison Riot DEATHS | Daily News

CJ nominates Trial-at-Bar bench to hear Welikada Prison Riot DEATHS

The Chief Justice has nominated a Trial-at-Bar bench of the High Court comprising three judges to inquire into the Welikada Prison Riot case.

Eight inmates were killed in the riot incident that took place on November 09, 2012 and the authorities concerned failed to conduct a proper investigation into the incident till 2017.

Accordingly Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya has nominated High Court Justices Gihan Kulathunga (President), Pradeep Hettiarachchi, and Manjula Thilakarathna to hear the Welikada Prison Riot case.

The Co-ordinating Officer to the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told the Daily News that the Chief Justice had nominated a Trial-at-Bar bench at the request of Attorney General Dappula de Livera with regard to the circumstances of and relating to the commission of the offenses.

The accused in this case are Inspector of Police Moses Rangajeewa who was attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau, Superintendent of Magazine Prison Lamahewage Emil Ranjan and Indika Sampath who was attached to the Prisons Intelligence Unit.

The eight prison inmates who were killed in the incident are Kankanmalage Malinda Nilendra Pelpola alias Malan, Attapattu Sangakkara Nirmala Atapattu, Mohammed Wijaya Rohana alias Gundu, Chinthamani Mohottige Thushara Chandana alias Kalu Thushara, Asarappulige Jothipala alias Ponna Kapila, Harshan Sri Manakeerthi Perera alias Manju Sri , Raigamage Susantha Perera alias Mala Susantha, Devamullage Malith Sameera Perera alias Konda Amila.



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