A tense situation was reported from the Vavuniya Prison a short while ago owing to a former LTTE cadre who is a detainee there.
A court order was issued recently to hand over this detainee who is a former LTTE leader to the terrorism investigation unit.
Acting Police Media Spokesperson SP Sajeewa Medawatte stated that the tense situation occured when they attempted to remove this detainee from the prison premises.
He added that the other LTTE detainees have refrained from taking thier meals and have also barred entry to any prison officials.
However, he further noted that police assistance has not been requested as yet to curb the situation.