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Contraband recovered at Welikada Prison

Contraband, including mobile phones, was recovered in a special raid carried out at the women’s section of the Welikada Prison.

Commissioner of Prisons (Administration) Chandana Ekanayake stated that the raid was carried out by the Prison Intelligence Unit.

Accordingly, 13 mobile phones, seven SIM cards, 150 batteries, and two hands-free devices were found during the raid.

An internal investigation was launched into the inmates of the prison cells where the relevant contraband was found.

Further operations will be carried out upon information provided by the Prison Intelligence Unit, Ekanayake added.