Former Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo, who was taken into the CID custody yesterday, was remanded till tomorrow by Negombo Acting Magistrate K.G Gunadasa today.
Anuruddha Sampayo, who had been evading arrest for over a week surrendered to police in Kurunegala yesterday afternoon.
Earlier, the Negombo Magistrate on the reference of the AG’s Department issued arrest warrants on Sampayo, when he was found to have arranged a couple of top drug suspects kept at the Negombo Prison with unwarranted ‘luxury’ like facilities in their prison cells.
Three other Prison officials who found linked to the same offence had surrendered to the police previously and were remanded till tomorrow.(Tony Karunanayaka)