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 Marxist party questions government on STF operation in the Welikada Prison
Tue, Nov 13, 2012, 11:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has questioned the government on the operations carried out last Friday at the main Welikada Prison by armed forces that led to a clash within the prison premises.

JVP parliamentary group leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake has asked the government in parliament for details of the operation carried out by armed personnel within the prison premises that had led to a clash resulting in the death of 27 inmates.

Dissanayake has said that there are many questions over the manner in which force was used to control the riot.

He has noted that the clash had escalated due to the military mentality of decision makers who have opted to use the army and the Special Task Force (STF) for a task that should have been handled by the civil administration of the prisons.

The government has told the House that a response would be given to Dissanayake's question tomorrow (14).



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President leaves for Vatican
-- [56 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's NDB gets US$ 75 million credit line from PROPARCO and FMO
-- [6 hours ago]
Missing Persons Commission of Sri Lanka to record statements from military personnel next
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Yal Devi to resume journey to Jaffna on the 13th after 24 years
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to hand over chairmanship of G15 to Kenya
-- [8 hours ago]
Opposition Leader will be the Presidential candidate from Sri Lanka's main opposition party
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two trying to smuggle 45 kilograms of gold
New Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM to get fishermen's boats back from Sri Lanka
WFP distributes food and cash to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka
New Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Bill to be presented in parliament

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.