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Welikada Prison Riots case to be taken up today

Prosecution witness Magazine Prison ASP Kuda Bandara on Wednesday concluded giving evidence before the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar over a case filed against three accused over the killing of eight inmates during the Welikada Prison Riots which took place on November 9, 2012.

The case was taken up before the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges Gihan Kulatunga (President), Pradeep Hettiarachchi and Manjula Thilakarathna.

Prosecution witness Kuda Bandara was cross-examined by the defence and further trial was fixed for today (25).

The Attorney General had filed indictments on 33 charges against Moses Rangajeewa attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau, Magazine Prison Superintendent Lamahewage Emil Ranjan and Prison officer Indika Sampath over the killing of eight inmates during the Welikada Prison Riots which took place on November 9, 2012.

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 Manjusri, Raigamage Susantha Perera alias Mala Susantha, and Devamullage Malith Sameera Perera alias Konda Amila.

Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake with Senior State Counsel Madhawa Tennakoon appeared for the Attorney General. President’s Counsel Anuja Premaratne with Nalinda Indatissa appeared for the defence.


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