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Buddhists worldwide celebrate Vesak to mark 03 momentous events in Buddha’s life, his birth, enlightenment, and his death (Parinibbana). In parallel with International Vesak Day, Prison Officers Buddhists Association held a beautiful Vesak Zone from May 10 – 14, 2017 on Baseline Road in front of Prison Headquarters. Read more

Boossa Prison Authority has planned to build a house for a family of an inmate in custody for 3 years. Prison officers have started a building a house for this family with great difficulty in an inmate’s land on the recommendation of the Divisional Secretary – Hikkaduwa. Resource contribution from Boossa Prisoners Welfare Association and Boossa Prison Officers was received in this generous task. Read more

In parallel with international Vesak celebration, a Buddhist films festival for prison inmates was held, according to a concept of Hon. Minister of Media and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Gayantha Karunathilake, at the Galle Prison on May 11, 2017 under the guidance of the Superintendent of Galle Prisons, Mr. Jagath Weerasinghe and the Director – Operation of the National Film Corporation, Mr. Sampath Subasinghe. Read more

New Year festival of officers who work at prisons in Colombo was held ceremonially at Prison Ground on 30th April, 2014 all day. Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.W.A.S.Amarathunga, Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Nishan Dhanasinghe and Mrs. Dhanasinghe, Commissioners of Prisons and a number of invited guests participated to this occasion. Read more

Prison inmates musical performance, “The Supiri Sara 2 “ was held at the Medical Faculty Auditorium, Karapitiya on 29.04.17 at 3.00 p.m. It was organized by the concept of Galle Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Jagath Weerasinghe to uplift the inborn singing talents of inmates. Read more

New water supply was established in Boossa Prison Premises recently to solve the long term water problem in the Prison. . Read more

New Year Festival organized by the Prisoner’s Welfare Association of Galle Prison, was held at Galle Prison Premises on 23.04.2017. Read more

Sinhala and Hindu New Year Festival 2017 at Mahara Prison full of traditional customs and folk sports for prison inmates was held all day long on April 09,2017. Read more

Twenty one days (21) Residential Training Course for promoted sergeants in the Department of Prisons, was held on March 02, 2017 at the Centre for Research and Training in Corrections. .Read more

Nine Prison Officials working at the Department of Prisons, got promoted to the Post of Assistant Superintendent of Prisons on February 13,2017 and passed out after the training on February 25,2017 at the Centre for Research and Training in Correction. Read more

Peace Educational Workshop held by the Premrawan Foundation was carried out at the Centre for Research and Training in Corrections on February 18,2017.

Workshop was held with participation of the Secretary to the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Resettlement, and Hindu Religious Affairs and 15 Senior Executive Grade Officers from the Ministry, 10 Senior Executive Grade Officers from the Rehabilitation Bureau, and 20 Senior Prison Officers. Read more

According to a concept of the Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr. T.I.Uduwara, first batch of fifteen inmates form Mahara Prison who were started six months training course on Masonry on August 02,2016 under a retired trainer form the Vocational Training Authority, completed their training course successfully. Awarding certificates to those inmates and staring of training to second batch were held at the Auditorium of Mahara Prison.Read more

A musical show organized on a concept of the Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr.Thusitha Uduwara and in parallel with 69th Independent Day, was held for the betterment of inmates on Mahara Prisons Premises on February5, 2017. Read more

Saplings were planted at all prisons in Sri Lanka to commemorate the 69th National Independence Day. The main saplings planting event was held with the presence of the Chief guest Mr. W.M.P.G.Wickramasignhe, Secretary to the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Affairs who invited by Mr. Nishan Dhanasinghe Commissioner General of Prisons at Wataraka Prison on 04.02.2017 at 3.30 p.m. Read more


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