New Year celebration was held on May 20,2018 ceremonially at the Welikada Female Ward. Lots of games were held for inmates and prison officers as well. Chief guest of the occasion was the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Nishan Dhanasinghe. Under the guidance of Mr.M.F.Lahir , the Superintendent of Welikada Prison, Chief Jailor Mrs, Disna Kariyawasam and Rehabilitation Officers have organized the event.
Commissioner of Prisons (Rehabilitation) Mr.E.M.J.C.L.B.Ekanayake, in charge of Female Ward, the Assistant Superintendent of Prison Mr. Senaka Palletenna, and members of Prisoners Welfare Association participated to the ceremony.