Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, has ordered the Secretary
to the Ministry W.M.P.G. Wickramasinghe to transfer with immediate effect, the Kalutara Prison Commissioner.
The Minister had further instructed that an independent inquiry is held regarding the prison bus shooting incident that occurred on February 27, and several other matters.
The information provided by the three-member Committee regarding the shooting incident on February 27 and other factors were taken into consideration in making this decision, the Minister said.
He had added further that any prison officers found guilty of flouting the law would be punished without consideration of their status.(Daily News)