Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka movement accuses prison authorities of taking prisoners' signatures forcibly
Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 09:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Movement for People's Struggles says the prison authorities violated the human rights of the inmates of the Welikada prison by forcibly taking their signatures on empty papers.

The Movement says in its communiqué that over 100 defence personnel entered the Welikada prison on December 27 and made a large number of detainees to sign empty papers.

According to the communiqué officials of the Criminal Investigation Department, Colombo Crime Division and Terrorist Investigation Division took part in this emergency operation.

Movement for People's Struggles says that this is a suspicious move and the government should be responsible for the safety of the prisoners.

A clash at the Welikada prison between he authorities and inmates last month killed 27 and injured 43.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe requests for time to announce resignation
-- [1 hour and 20 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata Trials 5G for the first time in South Asia
-- [2 hours ago]
All Telco operators agree to grant 10% bonus data on internet packages
-- [2 hours ago]
Samurdhi officials say former minister Basil Rajapaksa misused Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi banks
Prime Minister suggests testing the new electoral system at upcoming local government elections
Canada names David McKinnon as new envoy to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka parliament launches 'e-Chamber' with laptops gifted by China
Sri Lankan health authorities to crackdown on illegal medical practitioners
UN commends Sri Lanka's commitment to inclusive and sustainable industrialization in line with SDGs
Joint Opposition member Jayantha Marasinghe joins President

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.