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Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:06
Commissioner of Prisons & IP Rangajeewa remanded
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The Commissioner of Prisons Department Emil Ranjan Lamahewa has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012.
 
Lamahewa was arrested last night (Mar. 28) at his official residence in Dematagoda.
 
He was serving as the Superintendent of the Magazine Prison in 2012 when the riot took place.
 
Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotic Bureau was also arrested last night by the CID over the same incident.
 
At least 27 prison inmates were killed and several others injured in the riots at the Welikada prison occurred in November 2012.

After being arrested, both of them were admitted to National Hospital, Colombo.

Later, Colombo Additional Magistrate visited the hospital and ordered the two suspects to be remanded until 10th of April.

Thereafter, they were transferred to Prisons Hospital from the National Hospital.

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