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Remand of former Prison Commissioner, Inspector extended till August 21

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The remand Former Prison Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Anti Narcotic Bureau has been extended till August 21 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.

They had been arrested in respect of the Welikada prison riot in 2012, which resulted in the killing of 27 prison inmates. During the riot prisoners broke into a prison armoury and armed themselves with assault rifles.

Counsel Ajith Pathirana appeared for the suspects, Lamahewa and Ragajeewa.

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