The Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to ensure that necessary security is provided to eight inmates of the Anuradhapura Prison who filed a Fundamental Rights petition against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte.
Court ordered the Attorney General to issues directives in this regard to the Prisons Commissioner General and the Anuradhapura Prisons Superintendent.
The petition was filed by eight inmates held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act who were allegedly intimidated by State Minister Lohan Ratwatte on the 12th of September.
State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, Anuradhapura Prisons Superintendent, Prisons Commissioner General, Minister of Justice Ali Sabry and the Attorney General have been named as respondent in the petition.
The petitioners had claimed that on the 12th of September, State Minister Lohan Ratwatte had entered the Anuradhapura Prison premises and ordered them to kneel down before him, held one of the inmates at gun point and started to abuse them in Sinhala language.
They also claimed their Fundamental Rights were violated through the actions of the State Minister.
The petitioners are seeking an order in respect of the alleged offences committed by State Minister Ratwatte at the Anuradhapura Prison on the 12th of September.
The petitioners are also seeking an interim order transferring them to the Jaffna prison from Anuradhapura.