Prison Sport Carnival

Inter Prison Sport Carnival held in parallel with 112th Prison Day of the Department of Prisons was celebrated on 22nd  July, 2017 at Wesley College Play Ground-Colombo.

To make inauguration of the Prison Sport Carnival, Olympic Lamp was lit by the Superintendent of Prisons, (Director Training), Mr.M.F.Lahir, and athletes Sergeant, Mr. Patric Weerasinghe, and Female Guard, Mrs.Manthrirathna.

Events such as 100M, 200M, 400M, Mix Relay, 4x100 Meter Relay, as well as Football, Netball, Cricket, and Volleyball were held.

Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe, Commissioner General of Prisons, captained Prison Headquarters Team and lead them the Cricket  Championship Victory. Football Championship was won by the Mahara Prison B Group and Mahara Prison A Group was the runner up.

Mr.C.Alailema who won the National Championship of Throwing Iron Ball for 10th consecutive year and Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe, Commissioner General of Prisons participated as Chief Guests of the morning ceremony. Commissioner of Prisons (Administration), Mr.H.M.T.N.Upuldeniya, Commissioner of Prisons (Supply), Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe, Commissioner of Prisons (Operation, Intelligence and Security), Mr.Tissa Jayasinghe, Commissioner of Prisons (Industry), Mr.Santha Fernando, Commissioner of Prisons (Rehabilitation), Mr.Emil Ranjan  Lamahewa, and Superintendents of Prisons also joined the occasion. The Secretary to the National Athletic Association, Mr.Prema Pinnawala participated as the  Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony.  

Sport carnival has been organized and held under the guidance of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe, and the supervision of the Commissioner of Prisons (Supply), and Secretary of the Prison Officers Sport and Recreation Society, Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe and with the strength of all Commissioner of Prisons, Superintendent of Prisons Colombo and Mahara Prisons.