Police spokesman Superintendent Sajeewa Madawatta said the three had been taken hostage last evening. The guards are locked up in a room.
The LTTE suspects are on a hunger strike since Wednesday demanding that a fellow inmate, transferred by the authorities elsewhere, be brought back.
The inmate is a key member of the LTTE and was transferred to the prison in the north central town of Anuradhapura.
An Indian couple was awarded over USD 36 million by a US court in compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident with an 18-wheeler in 2010 ...