10 inmates escape the Awissawella prison

Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 13:08

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Ten inmates have escaped from the Awissawella prison early this morning.

The inmates had been brought to the prison last night and were scheduled to be produced before court today.

Police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody stated that the inmates had escaped after assaulting 3 prison guards.

Search operations are underway to nab the escapees.