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Report released on the killing of 27 inmates during Welikada Prison clash
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The Committee appointed to probe the Welikada Prison clash which occurred on the 9th of November 2012, handed over their report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.

Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa appointed this committee with Retired High Court Judge Wimal Nambuwasamge as its chairman.

The committee collected evidence from all factions involved in the clash for nearly 5 months before it prepared the final report.

The report was handed over to the Premier at his office in the parliament complex today.

Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told our news team that action would be taken on the recommendations and decisions, as per the instructions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

A clash erupted between the inmates of the Welikada Prison and the members of the security forces during a search operation inside the prison on the 9th of November in 2012.

27 inmates died while 40 persons including members of the security forces were injured during the clash.

Several factions including Frontliners Party demanded an independent investigation regarding the incident.











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