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Shani Abeysekera on remand tested positive for COVID-19

Shani Abeysekera

Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara who is currently on remand following a Court order has contracted COVID-19 viral infection.

According to Prisons Department sources, he contracted the virus while being on detention at the Mahara Prison and was admitted to the Welikada Prison Hospital on Wednesday, November 24 for treatment. He will be transferred to the Welikanda Corona Treatment Center on Thursday.

Earlier SSP Shani Abeysekara had been arrested and remanded on charges of concealing and fabricating evidence in a firearms case carried out by the CID and investigations are underway.

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