Dec 31, 2020

5 Covid-19 infected prisoners escape

Five Covid-19 positive inmates who were being transferred from the Negombo Prison to the Gallella, Polonnaruwa treatment centre have escaped.

Police stated the inmates aged 22, 23, 26, 32 and 52 are known to be drug addicts and a special operation has been launched with the Sri Lanka Army to take them into custody.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said a special investigation headed by a Polonnaruwa Senior Superintendent of Police has been launched.