AG calls for Special High Court judge bench to hear Welikada Prison riot case

The Attorney General requests the Chief Justice to appoint a three-member Bench to hear the case pertaining to the 2012 Welikada riots.

27 inmates were killed and more than 20 others injured in deadly shooting during the riot on November 9, 2012, when prisoners took control of the populated prison, objecting to an unannounced search by the Special Task Force to nab hidden arms, drugs and mobile phones at the prison.

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