Zymool Miswer from Periyamulla Negombo was cruely beaten up to death by the Negombo prison officers on 3rd July 2008 , when he started serving his punishment in the Negombo prison.
The post mortem inquiry revealed his course of death Was due to the torture.
Two Prison officers were taken into custody on the statement of another prisoner Ubeida, as he was told by the victim , the names of the officers who beat the victim. Now those officers are in remand.
The Supreme court granted leave to proceed on 4th of September when taken up an application by victim’s wife supported by Council Mr. Upul Kumarapperuma.
The petition was granted to proceed under the clauses of the constitution 11, 12, 13(4),and 17.