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16 inmates killed in Sri Lanka prison shootout

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A shootout between rioting prisoners and security forces at a prison in Sri Lanka’s capital killed at least 16 inmates, while police said Saturday that they arrested five prisoners who had managed to escape. Another 42 people were wounded in the shootout Friday between inmates and army and police commandos that broke out after the rioting prisoners briefly took control of at least part of the facility in Colombo. The prison was under control of security forces on Saturday, a senior prison official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Dr. Anil Jasinghe, director…