Directive to hospitalize convicts; Ranjan seeks action against Prison MO

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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake has urged the Health Ministry to transfer Acting Chief Medical Officer of Welikada Prison Dr. Nirmalie Thenuwara for allegedly transferring convicts Weeratunge and Palpita to the Prison Hospital against procedures.

Six other civil society activists have also expressed protest. They are Executive Director of CHR, Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon , Human rights lawyer and former IUSF convener Udul Premaratne , former Secretary of Nursing Officers' Association of the Colombo Remand Prison, Mahinda Kodagoda, Secretary of the Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners, Attorney at Law, Senaka Perera, Attorney at Law Namal Rajapakshe and journalist Kasun Pussawela.

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