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AG seeks Trial-at-Bar to hear Welikade Prison Riot case

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Attorney General Dappula De Livera has in a letter made a request to Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya to appoint a Trial-at-Bar comprising High Court judges to inquire into the Welikada Prison riot case.

Eight inmates were killed in the riot incident that took place on November 09, 2012 and authorities concerned failed to conduct a proper investigation into the incident till 2017.

In his letter addressed to the Chief Justice stated that the request was made having regard to the nature of the offences; the circumstances relating to the commission of the offences; and, complex nature of the available evidence.

Inspector of Police Moses Rangajeewa who was attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau, Superintendent of Magazine Prison Lamahewage Emil Ranjan and Indika Sampath who was attached to the Prisons intelligence unit have been indicted in the case.
Kankanmalage Malinda Nilendra Pelpola alias Malan , Attapattu Sangakkara Nirmala Atapattu, Mohammed Wijaya rohana alias Gundu, Chinthamani Mohottige Thushara Chandana alias Kalu Thushara, Asarappulige Jothipala alias Ponna Kapila, Harshan Sri Manakeerthi Perera alias Manju sri , Raigamage Susantha Perera alias Mala Susantha, Devamullage Malith Sameera Perera alias Konda Amila were the eight prison inmates who were killed in the incident.


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