A committee to carryout independent investigation on A'pura Prison incident- Dullas

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 1:26 PM Sep 22 2021
Local A committee to carryout independent investigation on A'pura Prison incident- Dullas

A committee, headed by a retired High Court judge is to be appointed to conduct an independent investigation into the recent incidents that took place at the Welikada and Anuradhapura Prisons, involving former State Minister of Prisons, Lohan Ratwatte.

This was confirmed by Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, and Minister of Justice, Ali Sabry today (22).

Speaking in Parliament today, the Justice Minister condemned Ratwatte's actions, saying such incidents should never take place in the first place.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) launched an investigation into the matter following a complaint lodged by the Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners, while the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is also conducting investigations.


Rebecca Pavey | Published: 1:26 PM Sep 22 2021

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