The Court of Appeal today directed the Attorney General to present the report on the progress of investigations into the deaths of 27 inmates in Welikada Prison in 2012 to the court on 13 December.
The Court of Appeal issued the order when a petition filed by one of the prisoners requesting a proper investigation into the incident was taken up before the President of the Appeals Court Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and Justice Shiran Gunaratne.
The petition, filed by Sudesh Nandimal Silva, an inmate at the Welikada Prison during the riot, calls for the court to issue an order to the Inspector General of Police and the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department for the conduct of a proper inquiry related to the killings.
The court has previously ordered the Attorney General to submit a report on the progress of these investigations to the court today.
However, when the case was taken up today, the State Counsel requested more time to produce the report on the progress of the investigations.
Accordingly, the court ordered the petition to be heard again on the 13th December and the Attorney General to present the report on that day.