Defence Secretary directs IGP to investigate Mahara prison unrest
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, today (30), instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C.D. Wickramaratne, to probe the tense situation arose at the Mahara Prison yesterday (29).
The Defence Secretary has directed the IGP to conduct a special investigation into the incident, after it was reported that several inmates attempted to escape from the prison premises and demonstrated unruly behaviour, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
"The Department of Prisons confirmed that the fire has been completely doused and the routine Prison operations were resumed", the statement added.