Mr. T.M.Jayasiri Wijenath Thennakoon who was appointed as the new Commissioner General of Prisons assumed duties 11th March 2019 after the Buddhist religious ceremony at Prison Headquarters. He served as an Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Labour previously.
Newly appointed Commissioner General expressed his views to media and said that, it can see the every position of Prisons Department is dedicated to convert detainees to better humans in the society and every Former Commissioner Generals took measures to make Prisons Department in to a better place. He further said that he also takes responsibility to achieves goals of the department and take measures to furnish all rights to every positions and detainees.
Incumbents, officers of Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, Ministry of Labour and Prison Headquarters participated to this occasion.