Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara has been transferred to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Angoda on medical advice, the Department of Prisons said. Reports confirmed on Wednesday (25) that Abeysekara was tested positive for Covid-19 and was under treatment at the Gallella Treatment Centre. The move came after Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa raised concerns regarding Abeysekara’s health condition and threats to his life. Addressing the parliamentary session earlier today (27), he called on the authorities to provide Abeysekara with better healthcare facilities and to transfer him to the IDH. The HRCSL pointed out that the health and security of all prisoners including remanded inmates, remain the responsibility of the Prisons Commissioner General, urging him to take immediate steps to secure Shani Abeysekara and ensure the best possible treatment.
Source: The Nation November 27, 2020 15:02 UTC