As the final event of ceremonial organized by the Department of Prisons in line with 112th Prison Day, committee presided by Hon. Secretary of the Recreation and Entertainment Association of the Department of Prisons, Mr. Gamini Jayasinghe has organized Prison Colours Night. Under the guidance and Supervision of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe, the Colour Night has held with the intention of encouraging of capabilities of prison men and women.
Prison Colour Night 2017 was held at the Colombo Kingsbury Hotel on August 05, 2017 at 5.00 P.M. Hon. Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, Mr. D.M.Swaminathan graced the occasion as the chief guest.
In addition, Inspector General of Police, Mr. Pujith Jayasundara, Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain, Mr. Aravinda de Silva and Mr. Alailima, Eminent Athlete who holds 17 years of Sri Lankan record in throwing shot-put and a Founder of Power World Private Ltd, were also present on the ceremony.
There are about 165 sports stars (Colours 20, Merit Player 124, Merit Official 18,Special Award 03) who received colours and leader of Sri Lanka Hand Ball Team, and Prison Guard Mr. G.K.S.Kumara was crowned as the best athlete of the year.