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Police hunt for prison escapees

A special operation has been launched by the Police, to arrest two criminals who escaped while being taken to the Siyambalanduwa Magistrate’s Courts last Friday. The two suspects, Gandara Billa and Gandara Amila had escaped while they were being taken to the Siyambalanduwa Magistrate’s Courts from the Moneragala prison.

The prison officers had opened fire at them and Gandara Billa was shot, but he had managed to flee with the gun wound.

The two suspects according to police are responsible for house breakings and stealing vehicles and other burglaries throughout the country. Further investigations are continuing