HRCSL launches investigation

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The Human Rights Commission (HRCSL) has launched an investigation into allegations that Watareka Prison inmates were involved in the attack on protesters in front of Galle Face and Temple Trees.

Commissioner of the Prisons Department Nimal Karunasiri said he had visited the Prisons Department and obtained information about the incident, and that he would submit a report to the Prisons Department based on that information.

The Human Rights Commission has opened an investigation into allegations that detainees at the Watareka Prison were assaulted by protesters in the Malabe area when returning to the Watareka Prison in connection with the Galle Face riots.

By Thameenah Razeek