Oct 21, 2021

SC orders prompt probe on Ratwatte prison fiasco

The Supreme Court today (21) called for a prompt investigation into the incident at the Anuradhapura Prison involving the former State Minister of Prison Rehabilitation - Lohan Ratwatte.

The Supreme Court also ordered the 08 inmates said to be threatened by Ratwatte, to be moved to another prison.

Previously, the 08 inmates had filed an FR petition seeking a ruling against their Fundamental Rights being violated when Ratwatte had threatened them and pointed a pistol at them.

The application by the prisoners will be taken up for examination on Feb. 15, 2022.