COVID claims sixth prison inmate
By Kumudu Upul Shantha
An inmate who was transferred from Negombo Prison to the Mulleriyawa Treatment Centre due to testing COVID-19 positive succumbed to the illness.
He is the sixth prison inmate who fell victim to the virus. The deceased is a 60-year-old resident of Kandy.
Prisons Department Media Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said the victim had been detained at the Negombo Prison on an order issued by the Anamaduwa Chief Magistrate.