A group of prison delegates from Bangladesh arrived in Sri Lanka on a tour of Sri Lankan Prisons from June 08-10, 2018. A discussion with the Commissioner General of Sri Lanka Prisons, Mr. Nishan Danasinghe was held on June 08, 2018 by the Bangladesh Prison delegates at the Prison Headquarters. Later, visitors went on an observational tour to Angunakolapelessa, Pallekele and Watareka Prisons.
Special approval for prison tour was obtained from the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, Mrs.W.M.M.R.Adikari and the Commissioner of Prisons, Mr.Thusara Upuldeniya did co-ordinate the tour. Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Sugeewa Adikari and Class 11 Jailor, Mr.Gayan Thilakarathna were liaison officers.
Group paid special attention to prison reforms introduced in Sri Lankan for instance concept of open prison camps, rehabilitation of inmates, rehabilitation of young offenders and construction of new prisons in terms of international standards.
Deputy Secretary, Mr.Md.Helal Mahmud Sharif acted as the leader of this delegation and Senior Superintendent of Prisons, Jailors and Judicial officers participated to this event.