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LATEST EVENTS

Parents get together for Trainee Prison Guards in 101th training course was held January 07,2018 at the Angunakolapalessa Prison Training Center under the supervision of Superintendent of Angunakilapalessa Prison, Mr.A.W.S.Dhammika and guidance of the Chief Jailor, Mr.P.Warnakulasuriya. Read more

All Night Pirith Chanting Ceremony and followed by morning arms giving organized by the Buddhist Association of the Prison Department to obtain blessing for His Excellency President, Hon. Prime Minister, the Hon. Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs and his staff, all officers of the Department of Prisons and their families, and prison inmates were held on Saturday the 06th and 07th January 2018. Read more


Boossa Prison Officers welcome their new year 2018 with Pirith Ceremony that invoke blessing to all Sri Lankans, officers from the Department of Prisons and inmates. Newly built prison hospital was also declared open at the auspicious time. For the first time, a blood donation campaign has been organized and hold on the instructions of Ven.Suriyaweva Gunananda Thero, the Chief Advisor of the Boossa Prisoners Welfare Association at the open stage on January 4, 2018. Read more

Sermon and Dhaham discussion was held on December 31,2018 with the participation of the Rathana Thero from Ama Shanthi Aranya in Pathulpana, Rathnapura at the Kuruvita Prison. Read more

Christmas Celebration for inmates at Kuruwita Prison was held ceremonially on December 21, 2017 under the patronage of the Rathnapura District Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera and with the participation of Priests from the Bishop House –Madola, Avissawella and the Priest from Ratnapura Cathedral, Rev. Father Sampath Wijerathna. Read more

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



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