Prisons high ups protest against move to get Wele Suda’s wife transferred

By Norman Palihawadana

 High ranking prisons officers have written to the Attorney General protesting against a move by a powerful group lawyers, to have the wife of notorious drug dealer ‘Wele Suda’ now imprisoned at the Anuradhapura prison, transferred to the Welikade prison.

She was earlier imprisoned at the Negombo prison.

The woman was transferred to Anuradhapura following information that she was engaged in drug peddling inside the Negombo prison, sources said adding that she had been communicating with outsiders via a mobile phone.

"An inquiry has been launched against a prison officer who assisted the woman in her drug business inside the Negombo prison and scale used for that purpose was recently recovered from the Welikade prison," a prison officer said.

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