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Recommendations To Be Implemented

2013 Sep 30

The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms says 17 recommendations listed in the Welikada riots report will be implemented on an urgent basis.

Ministry Secretary G.S. Vithanage said that the recommendations were mentioned in the report given to the Minister recently.

Meanwhile Commissioner General of Prisons Chandraratna Pallegama said that a request has been made to the Ministry of Defence to meet the weapons requirement of the prisons.

He said that most of the repeater guns used by the prison guards are faulty and this has posed serious concerns especially during prisoner transfers.

Initially T-56 guns were used by prison guards but following the Welikada prison riot a decision was taken to replace them with repeater guns.

He said that at the Bogambara prison, of the 27 repeater guns only four work.  (ISA) 

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