CID undercover agents have been deployed inside the Welikada Remand Prison allegedly to check whether UNP strongman S.B. Dissanayake was engaged in political activity inside the prison, a senior prison official revealed.
The CID sleuths reportedly in the guise of prison inmates, were operating inside reporting the movements of the former Parliamentarian.
It was also reported that these officers search and keep records of people and VIPs who visit Mr. Dissanayake and send their reports to a special CID branch, prison sources said.
Sometimes senior prison officers were subjected to thorough checks before entering the prison premises as a result of the tightened security, a senior officer who wished to remain anonymous told the Daily Mirror.
They believe the security measures have been taken since the former Minister get on well with the rest of the inmates and actively engaged in his chores as part of his routine.