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* Sri Lanka prison officials thwart Ukrainian death-row prisoner's escape at court
Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 12:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka prison officials today managed to recapture a Ukrainian prisoner who attempted to escape from the Prions custody at the Colombo Magistrate's court in Hulftsdorf, after firing warning shots, police said.

The Ukrainian who was sentenced to death at the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court for killing a child attempted to escape when he was in the custody of the prison officials.

No one was harmed by firing the warning shots, the police said.

The Ukrainian and his wife have been convicted of murdering a child in Kotahena area and both of them have been sentenced to death.


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