Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

Prisoners protest in Angunakolapelessa Prison

HT Agency

Sri Lanka: A group of prisoners at the Angunakolapelessa Prison climbed a tower in the centre of the prison and started to protest against the deployment of the STF for additional security at the prison yesterday.

Nearly 100 inmates were engaged in the protest which began at around 5.30 am.

The protesters alleged that the food and other items brought by family members and visitors could not be consumed after the intense checking by the STF deployed to provide additional security.

However, residents in the area dismissed this claim and said the deployment of the STF was a salutary move which safeguarded the surrounding area and prevented much of the illegal activities taking place within the prison.

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