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Two Iranians in remand die after consuming hand sanitizer

Two Iranian individuals held in remand custody at the Welikada Prison on narcotic related charges have died after consuming hand sanitizer.

Prisons Media Spokesman, Prisons Administration Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake said 10 other Iranian inmates who also consumed the hand sanitiser have been hospitalised.

The Prisons Spokesman said the hand sanitizer was provided to the inmates by the Iranian Embassy in Sri Lanka.

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