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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