Jun 19, 2018

Welikada prison riots: Rangajeewa, Lamahewa remanded again

Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa and former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested in connection to the Welikada Prison riots in 2012, were today ordered to be further remanded till July 03.

Neomal Rangajeewa and Emil Ranjan Lamahewa were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on March 28.

Twenty-seven inmates were killed and more than 20 other injured in a 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.