Welikada riots case to be heard from Oct

A Special High Court Trial at bar bench will hear the 2012 Welikada prison massacre/riot case from the 14 Oct , three days a week.

In 2012, clashes erupted at Welikada Prison in Colombo, as the Special Task Force (STF) commandos carried out a search inside the prison premise for drugs and smuggled mobile phones.

Twenty-seven inmates were reported to have died during the clashes.

The incident was initially written off as an unexpected, isolated incident, subsequently accusations were made that the inmates were targeted from a hit list and murdered intentionally.