Hunger Strike At Boossa Prison: Only 13 On Hunger Strike Today

September 14, 2020

The number of inmates who are on hunger strike at the Boossa prison has come down to 13, Prison Department sources said.

Initially, a total of 45 inmates launched a hunger strike over a number of demands.Among those who launched the hunger strike were several well-known underworld figures including Wele Suda and Kanjipani Imran.

Defence Ministry Secretary Kamal Gunaratne, uppon a visit to the prison, said some of their demands were unfair and could not be met.

However, Gunaratne expressed confidence that the hunger strike would "die down gradually".

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