An inmate of the Bogambara Prison was killed this morning when prison guards opened fire at two prisoners who had tried to escape, Prisons Commissioner Major General V. R De Silva told Daily Mirror Online.
Major General De Silva stated that the inmates had tried to scale the boundary wall after getting through the roof on the prison’s second floor. They had been warned but had not heeded warning shots. The prisoner who had been killed was an ex army deserter. (KA)