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* Sri Lankan court asks media institutions to hand over footage of prison riot to the CID
Tue, Nov 13, 2012, 11:36 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 13, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has directed several media institutions to hand over video and photographic footage of last Friday's riot at the Welikada Prison to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Colombo Additional Magistrate Praharsha Ranasinghe has made the order following a request by the Borella Police from the court.

The police have said they required the video and photographic footage of the prison riot and shootout taken by journalists from both print and electronic media organizations.

The police have noted that it was required for them to continue with the investigation.

The Magistrate has ordered the Derana, Swarnavahini, Rupavahini, Sirasa, ITN, TNL, TV Lanka, Hiru TV, Max TV, Sri TV, Siyatha TV and ART TV to hand over their videos and photographs to the CID.

The newspapers that have been directed to do the same are Upali Newspapers, Thinakkural, Rivira, Lakbima, Wijaya Newspapers, The Nation, Leader Holdings and United Newspapers Ltd.

The Magistrate has also ordered the Borella Police to submit a progress report on the investigation on November 21st.

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