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STF withdraws, SL army moves in with snipers - Welikada

15:02 GMT

The STF personnel have withdrawn from the Welikada prison riot, allowing troops and snipers from the Sri Lankan military to move in, reports Sunday Times. Armoured vehicles have been situated at the gates of the prison, preventing inmates from leaving.

See: Riots at Welikada prison after STF tries to search inmates (09 Nov 2012)

Video news report by a Sinhala news channel. Gunshots audible from 00:02:54

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