Fmr HC Judge appointed to conduct probe
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry PC has appointed ex-High Court Judge Kusala Sarojani Weerawardane to conduct an independent inquiry into the recent incidents at the Welikada and Anuradhapura Prisons.
Ex-State Minister of Prisons Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Affairs Lohan Ratwatte made headlines last week following his riotous behaviour, while under the influence of alcohol at the Welikada and Anuradhapura Prisons.
Following the accusation, Ratwatte resigned from his portfolio of the Prisons State Minister on 16 September, but he continues to serve as the State Minister of Gem and Jewellery-related Industries.
Minister Sabry, PC, informed the Parliament on 22 September of his decision to appoint a former Judge to hold an independent inquiry into the recent incidents.