5 inmates of Poonthottam Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center escaped.

Rehabilitation Commissioner General Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi mentioned that 5 inmates aged 22-30 had escaped yesterday (15) afternoon.

Search operations are currently underway.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation announced that operations are underway to find 7 more inmates who went missing after the recent clash at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre.

225 inmates arrested in connection with the conflict are on remand.

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