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.