In­ci­dent of 2012

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS/COMMENT -

Se­narath Ban­dula Liya­narachchi was among the 15 in­mates who tes­ti­fied be­fore the Com­mit­tee of In­quiry ap­pointed in 2015 by the Jus­tice Min­is­ter to look into the We­likada prison in­ci­dent of 2012.

At the time Se­narath had been de­tained in the “YO” ward and had wit­nessed the events that un­folded on the night of 9.11.2012 and the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

In his ev­i­dence, he said he had seen three in­mates be­ing taken away from where they all were by two men in civvies. The three men were later found shot dead. He said he was not sure of the iden­tity of the two men who had taken these pris­on­ers away.

He had told the Com­mit­tee that due to his knowl­edge about the in­ci­dent he had been trans­ferred from We­likada to Dum­bara prison and from there on­wards to Ma­hara prison. He is now at Anu­rad­ha­pura.

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