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Indian officials visit Lanka prison after riot

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 13:02

Indian officials have visited Sri Lanka`s main Welikada prison to inquire about the welfare of Indian prisoners after Friday`s riot that left 27 inmates dead and over 40 injured.

Loss in prison riot over 10 million rupees: Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 22:56

Sri Lankan prison authorities said that the loss estimated in the damage caused to property at the main Welikada jail, after a clash between inmates and police commandos that left 27 inmates dead, was over 10 million rupees.

SL prison riot death toll reaches 27, Indian prisoners safe

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 12:58

The toll in the prison riot rose to 27 on Saturday after prisoners and the military overnight exchanged gunfire, police and prison officials said.

Nine killed in Sri Lankan prison riot

Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2012, 22:34

At least nine people were killed and 20 security personnel injured when a riot broke out at a prison here Friday.

Seven LTTE suspects injured in prison clash in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 19:36

The government pledged last month to set up two special courts to deal with the backlog of cases against the LTTE suspects.

Sri Lankan guards open fire on rioting prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 16:21

Prison guards opened fire on rioting inmates at Sri Lanka`s main remand prison in the capital Colombo on Tuesday, wounding nearly 20 inmates, officials said.

Lankan court orders better prison conditions for Fonseka

Last Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 21:21

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday directed officials to improve prison conditions and provide adequate facilities for detained former army chief Sarath Fonseka following his brief illness.