One killed, 23 injured in prison riot in Anuradhapura

24 January
At least one prisoner was killed and 23 others including eight jail guards were injured in a prison riot at the high security jail in Anurahdapura today evening, Police said.

Prison guards were forced to fire to control the inmates who had set fire to a library and were clashing with the guards in the evening.

Earlier in the day they were protesting over what they called ‘inadequate facilities’ in the prisons.

Three of those prisoners injured are in a serious condition.

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