Bogambara prisoners demand PCR tests

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM May 18 2021

By Thameenah Razeek

A group of Bogambara Prison inmates staged a protest on the roof of the prison's building yesterday (17), demanding that PCR tests be conducted on them. Around 20 inmates were involved in the protest, according to Prison Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake. A group of inmates were incarcerated on 12 May were demanding PCR tests and Ekanayake noted that new inmates arriving at Bogambara Prison...

... will be held for 14 days at the old Bogambara Prison while PCR tests are conducted before being transferred to the new Bogambara Prison. PCR tests will be conducted on 22 May, and the prison administration yesterday (17) met the inmates and took the requisite measures to administer the tests. Accordingly, following the discussions the inmates called off their protest in the afternoon of the same day . 

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM May 18 2021

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