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Galle Mayor, Mr.Priyantha Sahabandu a 1st citizen of the Galle Municipal Council expressed that he appreciated the social service done by the Superintendent of Prisons Galle Prison and this team going beyond their responsibilities. School student’s awareness program is a timely and meaningful program done on the concept of Superintendent of Galle, Mr. Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe.119 the program of “Noya yutu Thena” was played at the Galle Olcot Maha Vidyalaya and the Chief Guest to the Ceremony was the Major who said this.Read more

Diwali (Deepavali) was celebrated by boossa prison inmates on 07th November at the Boossa Prison Hindu Kovil. The Clergy, K.J.Deeshan Sarvanath Sharma Shami at Galle Kadireshwaram Kavil conducted the pooja with the participation of the Superintendent of Prisons,Boossa Mr. Pulina Mendis Karunathna.Read more

This workshop had mainly focused on correctional rehabilitation in prison system which was conducted by UNODC and Yellow Ribbon Conference in Singapore from 4th September 2018 to 8th September 2018. Read more

On behalf of the Prisoners Day on 12th September,collections of painting of prison Inmates Island wide were exhibited from 16th and 17th September, 2018 at the University of Visual & Performing Arts. Arts exhibition “ Sira Nouw Situwam” organized under the guidance of the Commissioner of Prisons (Rehabilitation),Mr.Chandana Ekanayake,plays an important role in the process rehabilitating inmates. Read more

38th Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA-2018) was held in Malaysia from 2nd to 7th, September 2018. Conference holds each year and Sri Lanka also gets a chance to participate to the conference. The Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr,Nishan Dhanasinghe,  Commissioners of Prisons, Mr.Thusara Upuldeniya, Assistant Superintendent of Welikada Prison,  Mr.S.K.Pallethenna and the Assistant Superintendent of Bossa Prison, Mr.L.M.P.Karunarathna represented Sri Lanka.Read more

Boossa Prison ceremonially held the Prison Esala Zone that was a concept of the Assistant Superintendent of Boossa Prison, Mr. P.M.K.Karunarathna for the second time on July 27-28 at the Boossa Open Prison Premises. Read more

The Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe opened the fully equipped modern  fitness centre on July 03, 2018 at 10.00 A.M. at the Welikada Prison.  Read more

After giving a big fight to the Police A Team, Prison Football Team won the runner up from the State Services Seven Member Foot ball Competition -2018. In this Trophy, Prison Team defeated three teams including the Negombo Urban Council Team who won the medal last year. Read more

Adding a fresh meaning to Prison Rehabilitation Procedure, the Commissioner of Prisons (Rehabilitation) Mr. Chandana Ekanayake has introduced a new concept of improving facilities among inmates. For an example, distributing sanitary items to female inmates and their kids in Kalutara Prison was initiated on June 30, 2018 by the Rehabilitation Division of the Prison Headquarters.Read more

“A walk against drug usage and trafficking” under guidance of the Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Chandana Ekanayake,  gave a huge message to the  society about bad effect of drug abuse. Under the patronage of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Nishan Dhanasinghe, a walk was started on 27 June, 2018  at the Prison Headquarters Read more

Hon. Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Mrs. Thalatha Atukorale and Hon. Deputy Minster, Mr. H.R.Sarathie Dushmantha Mithrapala made an observation tour to the Prison Headquarters, Welikada Prison, Prison Hospital, and Female Section on 22 June 2018.Read more

Attitude Development Program, “ Kadula ” conducted by the  Hon. Brother, Charles Norman was held at the request of the Superintendent of Galle Prisons, Mr.Chandana Weerasinghe on behalf of prison inmates and officers of Galle Prison. Read more

A group of prison delegates from Bangladesh arrived in Sri Lanka on a tour of Sri Lankan Prisons from June 08-10, 2018. A discussion with the Commissioner General of Sri Lanka Prisons, Mr. Nishan Danasinghe was held on June 08, 2018 by the Bangladesh Prison delegates at the Prison Headquarters. Later, visitors went on an observational tour to Angunakolapelessa, Pallekele and Watareka Prisons.Read more

Pair of three day training sessions on dynamic security for officers were held on May 22-24 and June 1-3,2018 under UNODC resource contribution at the Center for Research and Training in Corrections. Read more

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. Read more

The Galle Prisons Buddhist Society and the Prisoners' Welfare Association subcommittee presented the Vesak Stage drama ”Sathya Jayagani” for the 42nd  consecutive time on the instructions of Galle Prison Superintendent  Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe for the Victory Day Celebration. Read more

In accordance with the advice and guidance of Galle Prison Superintendent Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe actively participating in the Vesak Zone covered by the city of Galle in parallel with the 2018 Vesak Festival, Hon. Chairperson Sevavanitha Unit of Galle Prison, Mrs.Sudharma Weerasinghe, a “Check –Pea Dansala” had been organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of Galle Prison on the Poya Day. Ceremony was declared open under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Vajira Abeyawardena. Read more

7th Asian Conference of Correctional Facilities Architects and Planners -2018 was proudly held in Sri Lanka during 12th -16th  March, 2018,Hilton Hotel, Colombo. Department of Prisons Sri Lanka in collaboration with ICRC has organized the conference and 85 delegates from 16 countries representatives of the strategic partners and executive officers from Sri Lanka Prisons & other relevant sectors were participated the conference. Read more

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