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Politicians ‘allergic’ to prison cells

There has not been any change in the trend of politicians seeking admission to the Prison Hospital immediately after being handed a prison sentence.

According to Prison Department sources, former MP and death row inmate R. Duminda Silva had developed a fever and has been spotted in the Prison Hospital for over a week.

Another MP, NFF member Jayantha Samaraweera had also been admitted to the Welikada Prison Hospital on the first day of his incarceration.

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's elder brother Sarath Weerawansa has also been admitted to the Welikada Prison Hospital with fever.

JO and SLFP Kandy District MP Lohan Ratwatte's brother Chanuka Ratwatte has also been receiving treatment at the Prison Hospital.