As a quick measure to prevent the spread of Corona Virus in prisons, the Department of Prisons converted the Dalupotha Correctional Centers for Youthful Offenders in Negombo into a centre for quarantine and treatment of female inmates infected with the Corona Virus and quarantine their associates. In this event, medical and sanitary ware provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with support of the Ministry of Health was handed over to the Hon. State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Dr. Shudarshini Fernandopulle at the Dalupotha Correctional Centers for Youthful Offenders on 10-11-2020.

Doctors and members of the ICRC, Dr. Atapattu of the Ministry of Health, Commissioner General of Prisons Mr. Thushara Upuldeniya, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration and Rehabilitation) Mr. Chandana Ekanayake, Commissioner of Prisons (Intelligence and Operations) Mr. Thusitha Uduwara, Deputy Director of Prison Health Services Dr. Hemantha Ranasinghe, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Chief Medical Officer and the staff officers and doctors of the Dalupotha Correctional Centre for Youthful Offenders have also participated in the event.