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Five inmates escape from Gallella Covid-19 treatment centre, Police locate one in Madampe Police request passengers who travelled in NB -9268 to undergo quarantine

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  • The inmates were imprisoned on charges of rape, drug offences, theft and robbery

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya 

Five inmates from the Negombo Prison who tested positive for Covid-19 and were being treated at the Gallella Treatment Centre in Polonnaruwa have escaped yesterday morning and one of them was traced by last evening, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said the inmates had been remanded at the Negombo Prison and transferred to the treatment centre after they 
contracted Covid-19.


DIG Rohana said the inmates were imprisoned on charges of rape, drug offences, theft 
and robbery.


A special operation has been launched in the Gallella and Polonnaruwa areas by the police and security forces to locate them.


Police have released the details of the escapees and requested the general public to convey them through the following numbers if they have information; HQI Polonnaruwa 071-8591233 or 119.


The spokesman requested passengers onboard the NB-9268 bus which commenced the journey to Colombo at 5.45 am from the Polonnaruwa Bus stand to be self quarantined and also instructed them to contact the nearest Police Station, PHI or MOH.  “Action would be taken against those passengers who do not adhere to the instructions,” he said.

 

  • A special operation has been launched in the Gallella and Polonnaruwa areas by the police and security forces to locate them
  • passengers onboard the NB-9268 bus requested to be self quarantined

 

 


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