Sri Lanka: Tamil detainees attack alleged sex offender inside Vavuniyaa prison
Altercation ensued as a group of Sinhalese detainees rushed in defense of the Christian priest and started assaulting their Tamil counterparts with pointed weapons and blades.
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#1 Dec 30, 2010
At least 84 inmates were taken hostage by eleven inmates at the Vavuniya prison demanding prison officers to transfer their inmate leader Sashi from the Anuradhapura prison.
Sashi was transferred to the Anuradhapura prison from the Vavuniya prison after an assault on a suspect priest who was in remand prison for allegedly raping a school girl. During the clash two inmates including the priest were admitted to the Vavuniya General Hospital.
The prisoners in control had locked the other 84 in several cells and it is been guarded by them and not letting prison guards to approach them.
The clash had begun when eleven inmates led by Sashi had come to assault the priest but another faction in the prison had come to defend the priest. Immediately a clash had erupted between the two factions.
Speaking to Daily Mirror Prisons Commissioner General Major General V.R De Silva said that the suspect priest was sent to the Vavuniya prison as he was remanded by the Mannar Magistrate.
He said that the situation is under control. According to prisons sources the Vavuniya SSP had come to negotiate with the inmates to release the inmates who are in their captivity.
#2 Dec 30, 2010
Hostage drama ends
THURSDAY, 30 DECEMBER 2010 11:43
The hostage drama at the Vavuniya prison has ended as the Vavuniya SSP had negotiated a settlement with the eleven inmates who locked up 84 fellow inmates demanding the authorities to transfer their leader Sashi from the Anuradhapura prison.
Highly placed prison sources said that the SSP had visited the inmates but they were not aware of the settlement. However no move had been made yet to transfer Sashi to Vavuniya.(SD & RM)
#3 Dec 30, 2010
shoot the killer demalu dead
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