Sri Lanka's military on Monday defended its soldiers who have been accused of massacring prisoners during a jail riot last week, saying the inmates were heavily armed and posed a danger to the public.
Sri Lankan inmates climb onto a roof during a riot at Welikada prison in Colombo on November 9. Sri Lanka's military has defended its soldiers, accused of massacring prisoners during the riot last week, saying inmates were heavily armed.
Sri Lanka's main opposition party has accused security forces of killing in cold blood after the deaths of 27 inmates in maximum-security Welikada jail in the capital Colombo during a riot on Friday and Saturday morning.
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