The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has commenced a Suo Motu investigation related to the incidents that have taken place in Prisons.
Issuing a statement the Commission said three Regional Coordinating Officers of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka visited the Anuradhapura Prison yesterday to investigate the incidents that reportedly took place on the 12th of September involving State Minister Lohan Ratwatte.
The Human Rights Commission will summon all responsible parties connected to these incidents as early as possible.
According to prison sources the State Minister who was under the influence, entered the Colombo Prison Headquarters on the 6th of September with a group of friends while the same State Minister had entered the Anuradhapura Prison on the 12th in similar fashion.
It is reported that the State Minister with his firearm entered a prison cell holding former LTTE cadres and escorted several of them out of their cells.
Following the development, State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte yesterday announced he has resigned from his portfolio.