Sinhala and Hindu New Year Festival 2017 at Mahara Prison full of traditional customs and folk sports for prison inmates was held all day long on April 09,2017.
Festival was held under the guidance and instructions of Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr. T.I. Uduwara and Assistant Superintendent of Prison, Mr. Rajiv Srimal Silva and Mr. Indika Sampath, Chief Jailor, Mr. S.N.Upuldeniya, Senior Rehabilitation Officer, Mr.Saman Kodithuwakku and several prison offices had participated at the occasion. In addition, Chairman of Mahara Sub Committee of the Prisoner Welfare Association and members also were among guests.
New Year festival opened doors to life sentenced and special typed prisoners as well as both remand and convicted prisoners to take part at lot of events. Wining inmates were awarded with valuable presents day winded up with a musical show.