CID instructed to investigate the Mahara Prison Riot

CID instructed to investigate the Mahara Prison Riot

The Inspector-General of Police instructed the Criminal Investigations Department to conduct immediate investigations into the Mahara Prison Riot.

59 prisoners and 2 prison officials were injured in the Mahara Prison Riots.

bodies of the dead prisoners are at the Ragama Teaching Hospital morgue.

Sri Lanka Police reported to facts to the court in terms of the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, to conduct a magisterial inquest on the deceased.

Scene of Crime Officers or SOCO from the Gampaha, Kelaniya, Negombo Divisions were deployed to collect scientific evidence from the crime scene

A special police team was also deployed to probe the damages caused to property, especially the cost of the damage that would be ascertained on Tuesday.

78 suspects who were granted bail were moved to the Adalachchenai Quarantine Facility to undergo mandatory quarantine and once completed they would be released

187 Covid-19 positive inmates have been moved to the Colombo Prison and they will be detained at a separate enclosure.

200 Police Special Task Force personnel were stationed to maintain an outer perimeter of the Mahara Prison.

An additional police force of 400 police officers was also deployed to maintain security.