One inmate dead, 3 injured in shooting at A’pura Prison


One detained has been reported dead in a shooting incident during a tense situation that occurred at the Anuradhapura Prison.

Three more inmates have been injured and hospitalized in the incident, stated the Anuradhapura Hospital.

A tense situation has occurred at Anuradhapura Prisons this evening (21), says the Police Spokesperson.

Reportedly, the situation had led to a shooting incident within the prison premises.

Previously, an inmate suspected with an infection of COVID-19 had been identified and had been hospitalized for treatment.

The tense situation has occurred in relation to this incident, stated the Police.

However, the situation has resulted in a currently ongoing fire at the prison.

The Police and the Special Task Force (STF) have been called in to control the situation.