ONE ESCAPEE FROM COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY ARRESTED

ONE ESCAPEE FROM COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY ARRESTED

ONE ESCAPEE FROM COVID-19 TREATMENT FACILITY ARRESTED

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 Dec, 2020 | 3:30 pm

Colombo (News 1st); One of the five COVID-19 patients who fled from the Gallella COVID-19 treatment facility was arrested by the Madapme Police and health authorities on Thursday (31) afternoon.

The suspect was identified as a 27-year-old Kavidu Madushan who was initially arrested over an offense related to the dangerous drugs ordinance.

He will be directed to a quarantine facility, said Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana.

Sri Lanka Police is gathering information on those who were involved in harboring the fugitive COVID-19 patient, said the Deputy Police Chief.

A manhunt is underway to locate and arrest the other 04 escapees.

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