Aug 02, Colombo: Former Superintendent (SP) of the Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo, who was evading arrest after being issued warrants, has been arrested in Kurunegala after he surrendered, Police Media Division said.
Police Media Spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Jaliya Senaratne said Sampayo was arrested this evening by a team of police officers led by the Police Inspector of the Negombo Headquarters.
Following directions of the Attorney General, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on July 22 obtained arrest warrants on Anuruddha Sampayo and three other officials of the Negombo Prison from the Negombo Magistrate.
Sampayo is the first suspect in the case filed over committing irregularities in the Negombo Prison. Three other suspects in the case- Chief Jailor of the Negombo Prison Upali Sarath Bandara, Second Tier Jailor Nishantha Senaratne and Jailor Prasad Kalinga Kaluaggala surrendered to the police earlier and they were remanded until August 04 by the court.
Police Spokesman said Sampayo will be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department after recording a statement.