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COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF PRISONS

T.M.J.W.Thennakoon
LATEST EVENTS

According to a concept of the Commissioner General of Prisons, signing of an agreement to implement a project of assembling electrical accessories by utilizing prison inmates was held with the collaboration of the Micro Electrical (PVT) Ltd at the Correctional Center for Young Offenders- Dalupotha.... Read more


Annual Pirith Chanting Ceremony, with the purpose of invoking blessings on officers of the Department of Prisons and their families as well as prison inmates was held successfully on 04/01/2020 at 6.00 P.M. onwards at the Prison Headquarters premises.... Read more


81th Maha-Sabha Anniversary of P.D.M.P. (Prisons Department Mutual Provident Fund) was held on 04/01/2020 under the patronage of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. T.M.J.W. Thennakoon and with the participation of the Hon. Chairman of the P.D.M.P., Mr. J.M.P. Liyanage, Board of Directors as well as prison officers at the Center for Research and Training in Correction..... Read more


Ceremony of renovating prison was held at the Welikada Prison on 1/02/2020 under the patronage of the Minister of Justice, Human Rights, and Legal Reforms, Mr. Nimal Siripala De Silva and with the participation of the State Minister of Justice, Human Rights, and Legal Reforms, Mr. Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva,.... Read more

Hon. President, in relation to his policy statement “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor”, has introduced a program with 10 key policies aimed at achieving fourfold outcome; a productive citizen, a happy family, a disciplined society and a prosperous nation Read more

Esala Zone organized by the Boossa Prison was held on 16th and 17th of July 2019 at the Boossa Open Prison Ground for third consecutive time.. Read more

According to a  concept of the Superintendent of Galle Prison,  Mr. Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe, drug  prevention awareness program, called “Noya Yuthu Thena”  which was introduced two years earlier to   school community and people in the area, celebrated its 150th successful program at National School-Morowaka. Read more

The ceremony of releasing 728 prisoners under Presidential Pardon and 34 prisoners on License on Board was held at the Welikada Prison Ground under the patronage of the Hon. President Maithripala Sirisena on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day, 18.05.2019.Read more

An impressive annual get together of Mahara Prison Officers were held at Horizen Inn Reception Hall Waligampitiya, Ja-Ella on 23.03.2019 with the honour of Mr. T.M.J.W.Thennakoon, Commissioner General of Prisons.Read more

Mr. T.M.Jayasiri Wijenath Thennakoon who was appointed as the new Commissioner General of Prisons assumed duties 11th March 2019 after the Buddhist religious ceremony at Prison Headquarters. He served as an Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Labour previously. Read more


According to an idea of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Nishan Dhanasinghe, distribution of dry rations among 35 helpless families effected by flood in the village of Ottusudan from Mullaitivu District was taken place on 26 February, 2019. Read more

Whole night pirith chanting & alms giving ceremony organized by the Galle Prison Buddhist Association under the guidance of Superintendent of Prisons was held to invoke blessing to  the His Excellency President and Government, Commissioner General of Prisons and all Prisons officers and their families and Prisons inmate.

Annual Friendly cricket match organized by the Prison Police Unit on the instruction of Mr. Malin Liyanage, Commissioner of Prisons was held on 27.01.2019 at the Prison Ground. Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Gamini Dissanayake, Chief Jailor, Mr.Susanta Rupasinghe and Jailor Mr. Chanaka Weerasinghe gave their priority in making match successful. Read more

A blood donation campaign was held by the Boossa Prison for the second time on 4th January 2019. On a concept of the Superintendent of Boossa Prisons, Mr. Pulina Mendis Karunarathna, 2nd blood donation campaign was held with the participation of officers from military, police and prison and villagers. Chief Jailor, Mr.Mangala Welivitiya and other prison officers had organaized this campaign. Read more



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