Commissioner General of Prisons, Major General (retired) Wajira Wijegoonewardene said the battlefront was less harmful and secure than his current job.
`There you know the enemy and they engage you face to face. But, here the modus operandi is backstabbing and one has no clue as to who the real enemy is,` the disgusted prisons chief told The Island yesterday.
He said that operation of cartels of prisons officials and inmates has been the normal practice in the Department. `They belong to all strata and manipulate the procedures within the walls. Action that I take to clean up the prisons of these elements has earned me their their wrath. Now, they conspire to eliminate me,` he said.
He repeated that he had no faith in those who were assigned to provide security to him as almost all were under the influence of the groups and nefarious cartels operating within the Department.