Unrest in Anuradhapura prison: One died, three injured


A tense situation has been reported from the Anuradhapura Prisons; Police and the Special Task Force (STF) have been called in to control situation.

One prisoner has died during the unrest in the prison. The Director of the Anuradhapura Hospital stated that 3 more inmates were injured in the attack.

Reportedly, the situation had led to a shooting incident within the prison premises. Previously, an inmate suspected with an infection of COVID-19 had been identified and had been hospitalized for treatment. The tense situation has occurred in relation to this incident, stated the Police.

However, the situation has resulted in a currently ongoing fire at the prison.


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