The uproar at the Welikada Prison has been brought under control.
Police Media Spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody said that the Police conducted an early morning raid at the Welikada Prison after securing a search warrant from the Courts, to examine the presence of drugs and other illegal activities. Prison inmates had thereafter raised objections which resulted in an uproar. He said that about 40 Policemen were injured. The situation has now been brought under control. He pointed out that the CID was now probing the incident.