Tense situation in Welikada Prison under control, 11 injured, 52 inmates transferred

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A tense situation which took place in Welikada Prison on Monday (20) has been brought under control, the Prison Officials said.

A tense situation was reported from the Prison yesterday after clashes erupted between protesting group of female inmates and Prison Officials, injuring at least three inmates and eight Prison Officials.

In-order to diffuse the tense situation, Authorities transferred 52 female inmates who they believe initiated the unrest within the Prison premises.

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