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* 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).



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