Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

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
Vote on the second reading of the budget 2016 today
-- [10 minutes ago]
Several trade unions to launch strikes demanding relief from budget
Chulananda Perera appointed as Director General of Customs
Sri Lanka PM says cabinet will be dissolved if budget fails in parliament
Sri Lanka exports agency facilitates link with three new markets for apparel exporters
Owl and the Pussycat Sri Lanka to open on December 15
Sri Lanka to launch special court early next year to probe war crimes
Prime Minister appoints five committees to review budget relief measures
Russia to comprehensively expand bilateral relations with Sri Lanka
Prime Minister assures not to merge EPF and ETF private sector retirement funds

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.