Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and former TRC Director General Anusha Palpita, two high-profile prisoners was sentenced to jail term last week over the ‘sil redi’ case and they were accommodated in the Prison Hospital. They were taken to prison hospital prior to direction given by the Prison Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan that a prisoner could only be accommodated in the prison hospital only after medical examination and the recommendation of three doctors .
On a directive given by D.M. Swaminathan, prison authorities raided the prison hospital and did a thorough search. Two mobile phones and several sim cards have been recovered from the ward of the Prison Hospital. It is relevant to mention the fact that Lalith Weeratunga , Anusha Palpita and former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva are treated. However, it has not been established as to whether mobile phones and the sim cards had been used by the two ‘VIP prisoners’.