Dec 02, 2020

CID launches probe into Mahara Prison riot Featured

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has initiated investigation into the unrest at the Mahara Prison, police said.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the CID team consists with 12 police officers led by an SP. He said 106 inmates and two prison officers were injured in the incident.

However, majority of them have been discharged from hospital and only 28 inmates and a prison officer undergoing treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and National Hospital in Colombo.

Meanwhile, it was reported that eight inmates who were killed in the incident have been tested positive with Covid-19. A total of 11 inmates were killed in the incident.