Security in prisons to be strengthened

Security in prisons to be strengthened

The Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Ministry has taken stairs to
strengthen a Security and Intelligence Unit of a Prison Department
in a arise of a series of incidents reported from prisons involving
LTTE inmates. This would strengthen a confidence in prisons, avoiding
such incidents, Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Minister Chandrasiri
Gajadeera told a Sunday Observer .

The Minister pronounced a Security and Intelligence Unit of a Prison
Department has already been taken directly underneath a Ministry through
the Secretary to a Ministry to say a privacy of any raids they
are formulation in countrywide prisons.

“In future, a section will be rubbed by a Ministry usually by the
Commissioner General, to equivocate leaking information about a raids”, the
Minister said.

The Minister forked out that dual raids that were to be carried out
in a Vavuniya prison, before to a hapless warrant drama, had to
be aborted as a information about a designed raids had leaked

He pronounced a section will be strengthened serve underneath a separate
Commissioner. Steps will be taken to supplement 150 some-more crew to this unit
once a Department recruits 290 jail officers, while also providing
separate resources for a unit.

The Minister forked out that during a raids they conducted in
different prisons where LTTE inmates are kept, they came opposite a large
number of mobile phones including 3 G phones among jail inmates.

“We found 14 mobile phones in a Trincomalee prison, 24 in the
Negombo prison, 44 in a Galle jail and 32 including 4 3G phones
in a Welikada, Magazine prisons”, he added.

“We have information that some of a LTTE inmates have communicated
with a general media regulating these mobile phones.