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STF to take over security at Welikada, Magazine and Colombo Remand prisons

Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force will take over security and investigations at three major Colombo prisons, Colombo Page reports.

The security and investigations at Welikada, Colombo Remand and Magazine prison have been handed over to the STF effective from next month.

Several Tamil political prisoners are and have historically been detained at Magazine and Welikada, notorious for riots and massacres, prisons. The STF also stands accused of serious human rights abuses including torture and extra-judicial killings.

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