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 currently.

Few selected remand prisoners had been promptly transferred to several different cells in the prison to prevent further unrest, prison sources further said.

 

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