No raids without approval
Nov 15, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Police personnel will not be allowed to carry out raids at prisons without the prior approval of the Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Ministry even if they have a search warrant from the Court, Minister D.E.W. Gunasekara told Daily Mirror.
The Minister added that all prison officers would be body-checked when they reported for duty and barred from carry or using cell phones inside the prison. Meanwhile some 4,000 prisoners convicted of drug offences would also be transferred to prisons in Weerawila, Taldena and Pallebedda.