Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has appointed a five-member committee to investigate the incident at the Mahara Prison on Sunday and to submit a report with recommendations.
The committee is chaired by retired High Court judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena and also includes Chief Legal advisor to the Ministry of Justice U. R. De Silva, Additional Secretary of the Justice Ministry Rohana Hapugaswatte, DIG Ajith Rohana and former Prisons Commissioner Gamini Jayasinghe.
Additional Secretary to the State Ministry of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Nishan Danasinghe has been appointed as the secretary of the committee.
The committee has been tasked with preparing a report on the facts underlying the incident, the parties responsible, actions to be taken and recommendations to be taken to prevent such incidents.
The committee is expected to submit an interim report within one week and recommendations on short-term and long-term actions within a month.
Courtesy to: Ada Derana