Former Superintendent of Prisons Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who was sentenced to death for the shooting death of eight inmates at Welikada Prison, has been accommodated at the prison hospital, reports say.
When inquired about this, prison spokesman Chandana Ekanayake had stated that former prison superintendent Emil Ranjan had been sent to the prison hospital as he could have received threats from other inmates.
Accordingly, he has been given special protection and has been admitted to the prison hospital.
Welikada Prison Hospital is a very comfortable place compared to other units in the prison. That is why, especially when politicians, top government officials, and businessmen are imprisoned, they rush to the prison hospital for health reasons.
This time it seems that the Prisons Department is taking special care of its former colleague and taking steps to provide him with prison hospital treatment even though he is not ill.