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Prisoners Day commemorated

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By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 19:06

Prisoners Day commemorated

Today was National Prisoners Day. Prisons Commissioner General Nishan Danasinghe said that relatives were afforded an opportunity to visit the inmates today and also provide them with food.

The number imprisoned in the country is 20,000.  Among them are 11,000 suspects. At present prisoners are treated humanely.

On this occasion it should be recalled as to how 27 inmates were killed in the year 2012 during a shootout carried out by the security sectors. This brutal killing took place on the 09th and 10th of November 2012.

It should also be recalled how the authorities during that period did not taken any action to enforce the law. However, the Good Governance administration which assumed power on January 08 commenced an inquiry on this mass murder.

Sudesh Nandimal who was an inmate and an eye witness said that the Army was summoned to the Welikada Prison to control an altercation that took place in between an operation launched by the Police Special Task Force. He said that the prison inmates were killed during that Army operation. Suspects related to the incident have already been indicted and some are already in remand prison.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 19:06
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