Tension erupted inside the Colombo remand prison last night.
The incident was triggered as two prisoners tried to assault the chief jailor and two other officials.
Prison officers subdued the situation and transfered the two detainees to a different location.
Subsequently the two prisoners climbed onto the prison roof and assaulted prison officers with tiles and stones.
Prison officials had arrested the two prisoners concerned.
Prisons Department Media spokesman Prison Commissioner Thushara Upul Deniya told our news team that legal action would be filed against the two inmates, they will be charged for causing damage to public property.