According to AFP
, the 58-year-old convict had hidden both the phone and also a hands-free headset in his rectum during the search of the cells by guards. However, it seems he forgot to turn it off.
He was caught out when the guards heard a suspicious ringing tone, coming from, well, you know where.
guard told AFP, "Guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end."
The prisoner was taken to the national hospital in Colombo where an X-ray revealed the phone and handset in their full glory.
the doctors later retrieved the cellphone from the prisoner's rectum, but there is no mention of how.
apparently "caused quite a rumpus" when they published a report in 2001 on a 20-year-old Taiwanese women, who needed surgical intervention to extract a Nokia 8850 from her back passage, so possibly this gentleman had to experience the same.
The prisoner is serving a 10-year term for theft and apparently wanted to keep in touch with friends.
Seems Wekilada is famous for it cell phones, as Reuters
reports that in November 2012, at least 27 people were killed during a prison riot as guards searched for illegal phones and drugs.