Friday, November 9, 2012

10 Persons Killed ,More Than 35 Injured Due To The Clashes In Welikada Prison

Around 10 persons died and more than 35 got injured  due to the violent clashes occurred between Special Task Force (STF) personal and prisoners  inside   Welikada Prison , Colombo this evening .clashes were  occurred during special search operation carried out by  STF Personal inside prison.

The injured were admitted to Accident Service of Colombo National Hospital while  most of the victims are prison inmates and STF Personal  according to  Hospital Director Dr.Anil Jasinha.STF Personal carried out a special search operation this evening inside Welikada Prison with assistance of  prison officers after received  an information that  illegal activities had taken place inside prison.during search operation a group of prisoners pelted stones at the STF Personal and as a result tear gas was fired to disperse  prisoners.

Several Mobile Phones were recovered during the search operation Prison Sources said.meanwhile a heavy traffic which lasted few hours occurred this evening at  several routes in  Colombo following the closure of Dematagoda-Baseline Road after the incident.

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