Tamil detainees in Welikada prison attacked, 2 injured
[TamilNet, Monday, 04 January 2010, 16:34 GMT]
Two Tamil detainees held under the Emergency Regulations (ER)and
Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in Welikada prison were injured in
an attack carried out on Sunday by another group of prisoners in
remand for other various offences. The injured were admitted to the
Prisons Hospital immediately for treatment, Colombo media reported
quoting prison sources.
Around two hundred Tamil detainees are held in Welikada prison
Few selected remand prisoners had been promptly transferred
to several different cells in the prison to prevent further unrest,
prison sources further said.