The five-member committee headed by retired judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena appointed by Justice Minister Ali Sabry to inquire into the Mahara prison incident handed over its interim report today.

The Committee will give its final report in a month.

Its other members are U.R. De Silva P. C who is an adviser to the Justice Ministry, Additional Secretary, Justice Ministry Rohana Hapugaswatta, retired DIG D.R.L. Ranaweera and a retired Prison Commissioner  Gamini Jayasinghe.