Written by Staff Writer
12 Dec, 2014 | 4:48 pm
A prisoner who was being transported from the Negombo Prison to the Kalutara Prison has escaped from police custody. Prisons Department Spokesperson Thushara Upuldeniya stated that police security had been sought to transport the prisoner.
He added that the the suspect has not yet been identified and that a special investigation is underway into the matter. He also noted that the Prisons Department officers who were on duty at the time of the escape will be interdicted based on the report.
The Prisons Department Spokesperson noted that approximately 100 prisoners had escaped from custody during this year.
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