Several officers suspended after Batticaloa prison inmate escapes

Several officers suspended after Batticaloa prison inmate escapes

Several officers suspended after Batticaloa prison inmate escapes

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jun, 2015 | 2:13 pm

Four prison officers have been suspended following the escape of an inmate from the Batticaloa Prison.

Commissioner General of the Prisons Department, Rohana Pushpakumara said that steps have been taken to transfer the head jailer of the Batticaloa Prison to the Polonnaruwa Prison.

He added that IGP has been informed that extensive investigations be carried out into the incident.

An inmate had broken out of the prison during the early hours on Saturday June 27.

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