(NewsRadio); A total of 201 inmates of the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre have been remanded by the Polonnaruwa Magistrate’s Court.
The Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Maj. Gen. Darshana Hettiarachchi said around 30 inmates are still reported missing.
The Sri Lanka Army yesterday confirmed that the situation at the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Polonnaruwa is now under control.
A heated situation reported on Sunday evening (6) following clashes between two groups within the centre.
A large number of inmates escaped the centre following the incident while some others sustained injuries.
Nearly 50 inmates escaped from the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Polonnaruwa following a clash between two groups.
A team of officers was also deployed to apprehend those escaped from the centre. Subsequently, several persons reported missing turned themselves in.
Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe called for a full report on Sunday’s Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre incident and steps needed to be taken to avert a recurrence of such incidents, following discussions with Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.