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POSTED AT 03:08 PM 16-05-2017

Kalutara Prison Superintendent Transferred

Earlier today a statement was issued by the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Mr. D. M. Swaminathan to emmediately transfer the Superintendent of the Kalutara prison.This decision was taken based on a number of factors surrounding the shooting of two prison buses in Kalutara in February this year.

The incident involved the attack on an inmate within the prison complex in connection with the killing of underworld figure Samayan and the discovery of a mobile phone and tobacco concealed in a cabbage supplied to the prison kitchen.

The minister also stated that a thorough investigation is to be conducted and very firmly declared that if any prison officers are found to be guilty of wrong-doings in connection to any of these incidents, they will be punished regardless of their status.