Aug 22, 2018

Legal action against 61 female inmates Featured

Legal action will be taken against 61 female inmates of Welikada prison who protested on August 20, says the prisons headquarters.

Its spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya says the accused will be summoned before a tribunal on charges of unruly conduct, damaging state property and injuring officers during the protest.

According to him, the women had thrown stones and water mixed with chilli powder and urine.

Eight officers had to be hospitalized after they were attacked with roof tiles by the protestors who were atop the prison building roof.

Three inmates too, are injured and hospitalized.