Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Court dismisses Welikada Prison riot petition
Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 12:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: The Court of Appeal on Monday decided to dismiss a petition filed in connection with the death of 27 inmates in the Welikada Prison in 2012 since an investigation has already been initiated by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police.

The Bench comprising President of the Appellate Court Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Shiran Gunaratne gave this order when the petition filed by Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Prisoners Sudesh Nandimala de Silva was taken up for consideration.

The Petitioner in his petition has requested the court to issue a writ order to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a full investigation into the killing of the Welikada inmates.

The deadly riot at the country's largest and most crowded prison on November 9th, 2012 was of an enormous magnitude resulting in deaths of 27 inmates, and injuries to a prison officer and 20 prisoners.

When the petition was called today, the State Counsel informed the court that the CID has already started investigations and informed the Colombo Magistrate's Court.

President of the Court of Appeal Judge Preethi Padman Surasena addressing the counsel for the petitioner said the request sought by the petitioner had already been fulfilled and it is appropriate for the petitioner to withdraw his petition.

In response, the petitioner's lawyer informed the court that the petitioner had not advised him to withdraw the petition.

However, the Court of Appeal stated that as a result of the ongoing investigation into the incident the court decides to reject the petition.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Supreme Court orders to file charges of contempt of court against Deputy Minister
-- [41 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's economic growth positive at 3.2% in Q1 2018
-- [1 hour and 25 minutes ago]
SriLankan Airlines says no need to arrive earlier for departures due to BIA renovations
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
Ship in Kankasanthurai harbor catches fire
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
No decision to increase price of milk powder - CAA
-- [6 hours ago]
No plans to remove any subjects from GCE/O Level Syllabus - Education Minister
Rs. 3 million contract given to murder Kiri Vehera Chief Incumbent - Police
Gestetner subsidiary Fintek to distribute Sharp products in Sri Lanka
'Gamperaliya' program initiated to make a huge revolution in village development - President.
ICC charges Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with ball-tampering

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.