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Five prison overseers interdicted

2013 Jul 13

By Premalal Wijerathna



Five overseers, who had submitted bogus sports certificates during an interview conducted by the Department of Prisons, for a promotion from the post of overseer to the post of jailer, have been interdicted.



Explanations have also been called from nine others overseers, a Prison Department spokesperson said. Many promotions in the Prison Department have regularly been granted under duress, favouritism and bribes, inside sources alleged.



Lower grade officers have regularly complained they are adversely affected in granting promotions.



The results of all the interviews conducted by the Prison Department will be included in the Department website in the future, to ensure transparency, the Prison Department sources said.

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