Jul 07, 2020

Visits to Welikada prison suspended

Visitors will not be allowed at the Welikada prison until further notice, the Department of Prisons said.

The decision was taken after an inmate was tested positive for Covid-19.

It is said that over 170 persons have had direct contact with the infected inmate.

Accordingly 177 persons from the prison will undergo PCR testing.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said a quarantine process has been implemented at the Welikada prison.