A Sri Lankan convict who joined his prisons dance troupe escaped when his jailers took him to perform at a Buddhist temple, an official said Friday.
The prisoner, serving a four-year jail term for robbery, vanished when he was brought from the main prison in the central town of Kandy three days ago for the temple ceremony, prison superintendent Walter Bandara said.rn
rn “We usually take out prisoners with musical talents for such ceremonies, but in this case the inmate managed to mingle with the crowd and disappear,” Bandara said by telephone.rn
rn He said police have launched a search for the prisoner who escaped on a Poya Day. (AFP)rn