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Sri Lankan troops have been called in to quell a prison riot that left 27 dead and 43 wounded, authorities said on Saturday. 

Prisoners climb onto a roof to get a view of a building set on fire by rioting inmates at Welikada prison in Colombo on Friday.

The riot that began on Friday featured gun battles with inmates who seized weapons during a police search for contraband.

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