Welikada escapee arrested
Ruwanwella Police yesterday afternoon arrested an inmate of the
Welikada prison who had escaped during Friday’s riot. He was hiding in a
house in Kanangama, Dehiowita when the Police arrested him.
The escapee, Hewa Battage Thushan Sarada alias Channa had calmly
walked out of the prison amidst the chaos while pretending to take an
injured jailor to safety. The suspect, a resident of Madiwela, Kotte had
been serving a term in connection with a murder that occurred in
Mirihana in April, 2007.