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Friday, 09 November 2012 - 21:15
13 dead in prison clash
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13 persons out of those who were injured in the clash at the Welikada prison have succumbed to their injuries.

40 persons were admitted to hospital and the 9 who died are reported to be inmates.

6 more are in critical condition.

The Army stated that a special security arrangement is now in place at the Welikada prison premises.

The surgery on the Commanding Officer of the STF DIG R W M C Ranawana who was also injured in the clash at the Welikada prison is still in progress.

A tense situation arose in the Welikada prison this afternoon following a special search operation by the police special task force and the prison intelligence unit based on instructions issued by the minister of prisons and reforms.

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