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COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF PRISONS

H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe
LATEST EVENTS

New Year celebration was held on May 20,2018 ceremonially at the Welikada Female Ward. Lots of games were held for inmates and prison officers as well. Chief guest of the occasion was the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Nishan Dhanasinghe. Read more

The Galle Prisons Buddhist Society and the Prisoners' Welfare Association subcommittee presented the Vesak Stage drama ”Sathya Jayagani” for the 42nd  consecutive time on the instructions of Galle Prison Superintendent  Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe for the Victory Day Celebration. Read more

In accordance with the advice and guidance of Galle Prison Superintendent Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe actively participating in the Vesak Zone covered by the city of Galle in parallel with the 2018 Vesak Festival, Hon. Chairperson Sevavanitha Unit of Galle Prison, Mrs.Sudharma Weerasinghe, a “Check –Pea Dansala” had been organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of Galle Prison on the Poya Day. Ceremony was declared open under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Vajira Abeyawardena. Read more

7th Asian Conference of Correctional Facilities Architects and Planners -2018 was proudly held in Sri Lanka during 12th -16th  March, 2018,Hilton Hotel, Colombo. Department of Prisons Sri Lanka in collaboration with ICRC has organized the conference and 85 delegates from 16 countries representatives of the strategic partners and executive officers from Sri Lanka Prisons & other relevant sectors were participated the conference. Read more

The Galle Prison Prisoners' Association and the Galle Prison jointly organized a New year Festival at the Galle Prison on 22.04.2018. Read more

New Year Festival of officers who work at prisons in Colombo was held successfully throughout the day at the Colombo Prisons Ground on 21.04.2018. Read more

New year Fair- 2018 organized by the Sewa Vanitha Society of Prison Headquarters representing all prison institutions island wide was held on April 09,2018 in front of Prison Headquarters. New year Fair was opened by the Hon.Advisor to the Sewa Vanitha Society and Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Nishan Danasinghe and Hon.Chairman to the Sewa Vanitha Society Mrs.Deepika Subasinghe. Read more


At the request of the Superintendent of Mahara Prison, Mr. T.I.Uduwara a leading apparel manufacturer, A.T.G.Group of Companies donated its community services program a multifunctional washing machine on April 5 , 2018  for the use of prison inmates. Read more

Final match of the State Service Football Cup was held on March 29,2018 between Prison Group an Galle Town Hall Group at the Sport Ground – Moragasmulla and Prison Group won the match by 4 - 0. Read more

Passing out parade of 325 Trainee Prison Guards recruited to the Department of Prisons was held  18th March, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. at the New Prison Complex, Angunakolapelessa with the participation of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe. Read more

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


Number of methods and strategies are applied in reaching the mission and vision of the Department of Prisons. Procedure of rehabilitation plays a particular role in the mission. The Department of Prisons improves skills and knowledge of inmates, make good attitudes among them and thereby reintegrate inmates as good citizens through rehabilitation. 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


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