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Welikada Prison Riot deaths: Verdict on Jan.6

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The case filed against Moses Rangajeewa attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau and Magazine Prison Superintendent Lamahewage Emil Ranjan over the killing of eight inmates during the Welikada Prison Riots that took place on November 9, 2012, was fixed for judgement on January 6 by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar.

The case was taken up before the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court judges Gihan Kulathunga (President), Pradeep Hettiarachchi and Manjula Thilakarathna.

The Attorney General had filed indictment comprising 33 charges against Moses Rangajeewa attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau and of Magazine Prison Superintendent Lamahewage Emil Ranjan and Prison officer Indika Sampath over the killing of eight inmates during the Welikada Prison Riots that took place on November 9, 2012.

The eight prison inmates who were killed in the incident are Kankanamalage Malinda Nilendra Pelpola, Attapattu Sangakkara Nirmala Atapattu, Mohammed Wijaya Rohana Chinthamani Mohottige Thushara Chandana , Asarappulige Jothipala Harshan Sri Manakeerthi Perera, Raigamage Susantha Perera and Devamullage Malith Sameera Perera.

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