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COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF PRISONS

Mr. H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya
LATEST EVENTS

A Five years plan to implement Prison Reforms under the theme of "A Right Based Correctional System for a Safer Society" was published by The Department of Prisons under the guidance of Commissioner General of Prisons Mr.Thushara Upuldeniya Read more


The ceremony of opening newly built tennis ground, appreciation of educational talents of school children of prison officers and honouring retirees at the Mahara Prison was ceremonially held with the participation of the Hon. State Minister of Prison Reforms & Prisoners' Rehabilitation, Dr Sudharshani Fernandopulle, Hon. State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection, Mr. Lasanthi Alagiyawanna, Read more


The Hon. State Minister of Prison Reforms & Prisoners' Rehabilitation, Dr Sudharshani Fernandopulle and other guests who participated to the opening ceremony of newly built tennis ground at the Mahara Prison had an observational tour inside the Mahara Prison as well. Read more


Two days’ Workshop on Prison Management for commissioners, senior superintendent of Prisons, superintendent of prisons and assistant superintendent of prisons of the Department of Prisons, was held by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Department t of Prisons on 22nd and 23rd August 2020 Read more


Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr Thushara Upuldeniya cordially invited Hon. Attorney-General Mr Dappula Levera and the senior staff of the Attorney General Department to visit the Colombo Remand Prison Read more


The first workshop organized for Senior Prisons officials on "Professional Excellence" was held at Cinnamon Lake Colombo on Thursday, 18th June 2020. Secretary to Ministry of Defense Retired Major General Kamal Gunarathne, Secretary to Ministry of Justice & Human Rights Mrs Marina Mohammed, Commissioner General of Prisons Mr Thushara Upuldeniya,

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Mr. Thusara Upuldeniya assumed duty as the new Commissioner General of Prisons at auspicious time on 08.06.2020 at the Department of Prisons. Special invited guests and several senior prison officers participated to the occasion. Read more


Under the instruction of the Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr. Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe, Mahara Prison donated protective suits made by prison inmates to be used by the health staff caring for infected patients. Read more


The Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe donated protective suits made by prison inmates to be used by the health staff caring for infected patients to the Deputy General of Health, Dr. Paba Palihawadana at the Ministry of Health.

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Mahara Prison, under the instruction of the Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr. Jagath Weerasinghe, donated protective suits at the Army Hospital Narahenpita made by prison inmates to be used by the army officers despite the risk of Corona Pandemic. Read more


According to an idea of Prison Superintendent of Kuruwita prison Mr D.R.D. Dassanayake to protect prison inmates and prison officers against New Covid 19 virus, a new sterilization room was installed near the main gate of the remand division........ Read more


First official discussion to commence new vocational training for inmates was held at the office of the Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr. Jagath Chamndana Wickramasinghe. At the request of the Superintendent and coordination of Ven. Banagala Vimalatissa thero from Sanchi Vihar, Maharaja Group expects to conduct 04 new training courses for prison inmates. ...... Read more


Donation of building materials for repairing, painting, and roofing of Welikada Prison at its 2nd stage renovation was made by Tokyo Cement, Ceat, and Macktiles on 14.02.2020 under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms, Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva at prison premises...... Read more


It is a pleasure to inform that the Prison Holiday Resort, “Savonrock” built by the PDMP (Prison Department Mutual Provident Fund) at Colombo Prison premises ..... Read more


According to the president environmental conservation programs, in parallel with 72th National Independent Day celebration on 04.02.2020 at the auspicious time of 8.30 A.M., development activities of the abandoned Thiriparanthurei Camp Premises..... Read more


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


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....

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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


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