Hostages at Vavuniya Prison rescued


Three jailors who were taken hostage by a group of inmates at the Vavuniya Prison have been rescued following a joint Army, Special Task Force (STF) and police operation today, STF spokesman said.

The prison officials were captured during the transfer of a prisoner to a different facility, by inmates who opposed the transfer.

Attempts were made last evening and night (June 28) to rescue the officials but were unsuccessful.

Prison officers, army and police were later deployed to the location for security purposes while no threats or assaults on the captured prison officials had been reported.


Courtesy: Ada Derana