Cyanide and syringe found in Welikada prison

Two vials of cyanide and two syringes were seized from the possession of an alleged drug suspect in remand by the Western Province Intelligence Unit at the Welikada prisons yesterday (9).

According to the Police Media Division, the suspect is Saman Pushpakumara alias Maraala Suranga and he had kept them in possession with the alleged intention of murdering one of his rivals.

Police believe that the cyanide and syringes came into the possession of ‘Maraala Suranga’ through an outsider who came to visit him at the prison.

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