Posted on 01.10.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
(TopNews) The postmortem examination of the forensic experts’ panel has revealed that all the 11 inmates who died at Mahara prison were shot dead.
After the shooting, the government ministers, as well as the police spokesman, has publicly expressed various views regarding the incident before conducting any investigation.
Minister Wimal Weerawansa stated that there was violence due to the use of drugs. It was speculated that the reason behind the demolition of the Prison Pharmacy was to get those drugs. Lohan Ratwatte, who appointed as a Minister of State for prison management, said that inmates had been beaten each other to the death.
This proves that the false statements were made by the ministers as well as the government spokesman with the intention of covering up the 11 murders. They should be prosecuted under criminal law, in a country where the law is enforced.