Sep 022013

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* Report on deadly Welikada prison riot in Sri Lanka further delayedMon, Sep 2, 2013, 08:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera has said that the report on the last year’s deadly Welikada prison riot has been delayed further.

Sri Lankan authorities are yet to finalize and release the report on the riot at the Welikada Prison last November that resulted in the death of at least 27 inmates and injuries to over 40 people including law enforcement personnel.

Earlier last month the three-member committee had given an assurance that the report, after being delayed on several occasions, will be handed over by the end of last week.

Minister Gajadeera said that all members of the committee appointed to prepare the report need to be present to submit it.

However he said that most often one committee member is not available or is overseas resulting in the delay in handing over the final report.

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