COVID claims sixth prison inmate

By Kumudu Upul Shantha | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 12 2021
News 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.

By Kumudu Upul Shantha | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 12 2021

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