Shani Abeysekara tests positive for COVID-19

2020-11-25 at 12:04

Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department Shani Abeysekara who was being held at the Mahara Prison has tested positive for COVID-19.

The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak citing Prisons Department sources confirmed the development.

Following his positive result Shani Abeysekara was subsequently transferred to the Welikada prison hospital.

Shani Abyesekara was arrested and remanded on charges of formulating false evidence in a court case.