A change has been effected to the administration at the Anuradhapura Prisons with immediate effect. Commissioner General for Prisons V.R. de Silva pointed out that the decision was taken following the disturbances experienced yesterday.
However, no changes have been effected to the Chief Jailor and the Chief Prisons Superintendent at Anuradhapura. But an official above these officers has been tasked with the administration at the Prisons. One person was killed and 23 including Prison officials were injured in the incident which happened yesterday. The situation has been brought under control. Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera and Commissioner General for Prisons V.R. de Silva today visited the Prisons. A special Police team has been appointed to conduct inquiries. Police media spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody said that inquiries are now proceeding.