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Welikda Prison riot case:

Next hearing on November 6

Prosecution witness, Magazine Prison Assistant Superintendent Kuda Bandara yesterday 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 that took place on November 9, 2012.

Further trial was fixed for November 6 by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar.

The case was taken up before the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar bench comprising three High Court judges Gihan Kulathunga (President), Pradeep Hettiarachchi and Manjula Thilakarathna and the prosecution witness, Magazine Prison Jailor, Wasantha Nanayakkara began the testifying before the court.

The Attorney General had filed 33 charges against the Moses Rangajeewa attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau and of Magazine Prison Superintendent Lamahewage Emil Ranjan and Prison officer Indika Sampath over the killing.

The eight prison inmates who were killed in the incident were 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.

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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