Attempts have been made to delete CCTV footage at the Anuradhapura Prison, Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners Chairman Attorney at Law Senaka Perera alleged at a press conference held on SEp 15.
He made such statements with regard to Former State Minister of Prisons and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte’s alleged offences committed inside the prison.
“Prisons officers have also allowed for the Minister to act in an unruly manner while being intoxicated,” he said.
Perera also highlighted that Parliamentarians can only enter prisons between 5.30 AM and 5.30 PM
“If the State Minister believes he can enter the prison flaunting political office, he is mistaken,” Perera stated.