Two escapees from correctional centre arrested
Two out of nine inmates who escaped from a correctional centre for young convicts at Taldena in Badulla were arrested yesterday. According to Prisons Media Spokesperson, Additional Prison Commissioner General Chandana Ekanayake, the nine youth escaped from this correctional centre early yesterday (17).
He said that two persons were arrested during a search operation conducted by prison officers.
Ekanayake further stated that the convicts were at the centre in connection with drug charges and an operation to locate the other seven convicts was still going on.