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Department of Cultural  Affairs, District Secretariat- Hambantota together with Weeravila Work Camp has organized a lecture on the art of living and enjoyment program with the participation of Director of Cultural  Affairs, Ms. Anusha Gokula Fernando and State Musical Group on December 07, 2017 at 9.00 A.M. at the Weeravila Camp Premises.Read more

A walk was held by the inmates from the Weeravila Work Camp holding banners, boards, street dramas  and singing Viridu for making public  about AIDS on AIDS Day on December 01. Read more

101th  basic residential training for 335 newly recruited prison guards to the Department of Prisons was started at the new prison complex – Angunakolapelessa on November 27,2017.Read more

Emil Ranjan Lamahewa Challenging Trophy of the Southern Province Inter Prison Cricket Tournament – 2017 was held at the Bandarawatta Play Ground – Rangama on November 26,2017 under the patronage of the Superintendent of Boossa Prison, Mr.L.P.M.Karunarathne.In the preliminary round, Boossa, Galle, Weeravila, Angunakolapellessa Prisons and Elpitiya and Balapitiya lock ups played for the trophy and out of all prisons, Weeravila Prison cricketers walked away with the Emil Ranjan Lamahewa Challenging Trophy in six overs cricket match. Angunakolapelessa cricketers was the second best in the match.Read more

Yugasana Kavi Viridu Dhaham Deshanawa was held with the collaboration of Boossa Prisoners Welfare Association and Boossa Prison Buddhist Association on November 03, 2017 on open stage of Boossa Prison. Read more

Kethumathi Holiday Resort which was established in 1992 by Prison Officers’s Buddhist Association Ltd was renovated spending about Rs. 70 lakh and buying matching furniture to give resort a modern looks. On October 16,2017 Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe opened at auspicious time while playing Pirith by Maha Sangha. Read more

National Food Production Battle under the theme of “Yali Api Negitimu, Atu Kotu Purawamu”, declared by the His Excellency President, Maithripala Sirisena is a solution to challenges in agricultural sector due to recent drought. Read more

On the 16th of October 2017, the Angunakolapelassa New Prison Complex was opened under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs,Mr. D.M Swaminathan.Read more

The President, Maithripala Sirisena declared a National Food Production Week aimed at expediting toxin free food production under the theme of “Yali Api Negitimu, Atu Kotu Purawamu”. The Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe planted a plant and made a speech on the topic of importance of being self sufficient in food production.  All Prison Headquarters staff witnessed this event. Read more

50 hours Tamil Language Course for officers in the Department of Prisons resourced by the Department of Official Languages was held at the Center for Research and Training in Correction. Read more

“Noya Yuthu Thena”, Counselling Service for school students held by the Galle Prison was held very successfully at the Deniyaya National School. St.Mathiv College, and Rajepaksha College. Read more

It was the Prisoners Welfare Day fell on September 12,2017 when week of several religious, spiritual, educational, sports, health programs, family get together and Sramadana programs have been introduced by the commissioner General of Prisons carried out so as to temper lives of prisoners in better way. Read more

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