Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested over the Welikada Prison clashes in 2012, has been further remanded until October 02 under the order of the Colombo Magistrate Court.
The case was taken up before Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage, today (18).
The CID informed the court that investigations are still being carried out with regard to the case and requested that the suspects be further remanded as the Government Analyst’s report on the incident has not been received yet.
Considering all details, the Magistrate ordered the suspects to be remanded until 02nd October and CID to produce a progress report on the date.
IP Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was arrested by the CID on March 28 over the alleged killing of inmates at Welikada prison during the clashes in 2012.
Lamahewa, who was the then Prisons Superintendent in charge of the Magazine Prison and currently Prisons Commissioner (Rehabilitation), was arrested by CID at his official residence at No. 142, Baseline Road, Colombo 9 the following day.
Twenty-seven inmates were killed and more than 20 other injured in deadly shooting during the Welikada Prison riot on November 9, 2012 when prisoners took control of the populated prison objecting to an unannounced search by the Special Task Force to nab hidden arms, drugs and mobile phones at the prison.
(under the courtesy of adaderana.lk news web)