50 Prison officers are questioned.
The CID yesterday started questioning 50 prison officers who did not report to work on the day the prisoners attacked a police search party at the Welikada prison, which also includes some female officers.
Some of these officers have come to the prison that morning and turned
back when they saw the police and there can be reasons to suspect their
involvement, said a senior police official. The police are investigating
whether they have applied for leave or brought medical certificates to
justify their absence and the police are also checking on the calls they
made through their hand phones on that day.
The Criminal Investigations Dept investigating the attack handed over
their initial report to acting IGP N.K. Ilangakoon. This report is based
on statements taken and investigations made so far.
When contacted the acting IGP said that this report is not enough to
reach any conclusions and anything can only be said after receiving the