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Prisoners Protest

Jan 24, 2011 5:20:29 AM - thesundayleader.lk

A group of prisoners in the Anuradhapura prison today (24) launched a protest fast on a the roof of a prison.

A group of about 20 prisoners have commenced a protest fast on the roof of the Anuradhapura prison against several court decisions that have been issued with regard to their bail applications.

Prisons Commissioner Major General V.R. De Silva has told the local media that the prisoners were protesting against a regulation where it states that a government employee drawing a salary over Rs. 15,000 had to sign for their bail.

It is learnt that most of the protesting prisoners have been granted bail by court, but remained in prison due to their inability to fulfill this regulation.