28 July 2018
The Intelligence Unit at Welikada Prison was disbanded by the Sri Lankan Justice Minister on Thursday.
The decision was taken following an investigation into corruption and irregularities reported in the Prisons Department, the ministry said.
Recent investigations alleged that several prison officials have maintained contacts with prison inmates who are accused of drugs trafficking. It was also reported that with the help of some prison officials, the inmates were getting mobile phones, the Daily Mirror reports.
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