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Prison guard on duty at Welisara Hospital arrested with cannabis

A prison guard has been arrested and interdicted for the possession of 1.5 grams of cannabis while on duty at the Chest Hospital in Welisara yesterday, Prisons Spokesperson Chandana Ekanayake said today.

He said the arrested prison officer was in charge of a prisoner and a suspect who were being treated at the hospital.

The Prisons Department has launched a preliminary investigation into the incident. The arrested officer is scheduled to be produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate today.