Inmates break out of Covid treatment facility

Inmates break out of Covid treatment facility

Five Covid-19 infected inmates had broken out of a Covid-19 treatment facility located in Gallella in Polonnaruwa.

The break-out had taken place at 03:30 AM on Thursday (Dec 31), said Police Spokesperson, DIG Ajith Rohana.

The escapees have pending cases in the courts and a majority of them are drug addicts, he added.

He further said that the Sri Lanka Police and the Security Forces have launched a joint search operation in Polonnaruwa to locate the escapees.

Support from the general public is requested to apprehend the escapees.

Investigations are led by the SSP of Polonnaruwa.