Interdicted Negombo Prison SP arrested in Kurunegala | Daily News


Interdicted Negombo Prison SP arrested in Kurunegala

Interdicted Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo who was evading arrest for 11 days was yesterday arrested from the Kurunegala area by the Negombo Police.

He was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record statements from him.

On July 22, the Negombo Magistrate issued an arrest warrant on interdicted Negombo Prison Superintendent Sampayo and three other officials of the Negombo Prison over an incident where a cell equipped with luxury utilities was discovered inside the Negombo Prison.

The arrest warrants were obtained by the Criminal Investigations Department, on the Attorney General’s directions.

Arrest warrants had been issued on interdicted Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo, Chief Jailors Upali Sarath Bandara, Nishantha Senarathne and Jailor Prasad Kalinga Kaluaggala. On July 25, Negombo Prison Jailor Kalinga Kaluaggala surrendered to the CID and Chief Jailors Upali Sarath Bandara and Nishantha Senarathna surrendered to the Negombo Magistrate’s Court on July 29. They are in remand custody after being produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court.

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