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WELIKADA Prison’s Intelligence Unit disbanded

July 27, 2018

Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Athukorale directed to disband the Welikada Prison’s Intelligence Unit with immediate effect. The Ministry in a press release said the decision was taken after investigations conducted over allegations into corruption and irregularities in the Prisons Department.

It was also reported that prison officers have also been aiding convicted drug traffickers who continued to engage in the trade.

The issues concerning the irregularities in the Prisons Department was highlighted following President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to implement the death penalty on those already convicted of drug related offences and who continue to trade drugs while being behind bars.