Commemoration of proud 118th Sri Lanka Prison Day and Remembrance of fallen Prison

Commemoration of the 118th Sri Lanka Prison Day for the commencement of the Department of Prisons  as a independent department on 16 July 1905 and memorial service to remember 15 fallen Prison Officers  who sacrificed their lives while on active duty, took place under the patronage of the Commissioner [......]

2023-08-25T09:24:43+05:30July 20, 2023|

New Library and Counseling Center for Weeravila Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center

With the aim of uplifting education level and promoting use of books among inmates detained at the Weeravila Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, a new library and counseling center were opened on 10.06.2023 under the leadership of Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Thushara Upuldeniya. Additional Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandana [......]

2023-07-19T12:53:09+05:30June 19, 2023|

Presentation of Official Medal and Scarf to 04th Scout Camp

With the aim of socializing inmates as better citizens, 04th Inmates Scout Camp organized by the Department of Prisons has been planned to be held at the Open Prison Camp- Pallekele from 01.04.2023 to 03.04.2023 with the participation of 500 inmates. Hon. Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional [......]

2023-07-15T13:47:52+05:30May 29, 2023|

Department of Prisons, Successfully Marks the Conclusion of the 4th Inmates Scout Camp.

On the occasion of the centenary of prison scouting which helps with the rehabilitation process of inmates to a great deal, 4th Inmates  Scout Camp organized by the Rehabilitation Division of the Department of Prisons was held at the Open Prison Camp-Pallekele from 01.04.2023 to 03.04.2023 under the supervision [......]

2023-07-15T13:42:00+05:30April 8, 2023|

The Department of Prisons, the Runner Up in the State Services Soft Ball Cricket Tournament

Sixty eight teams representing Sri Lankan States institutes, competed at the State Services Soft Ball Cricket Tournament and ultimately, the Department of Prisons and the Fire Services Department teams were qualified to the final match. Final match was held at the Colombo Shalika Ground on 12.01.2023 and after breathtaking [......]

2023-07-15T14:05:33+05:30January 27, 2023|

Passing out of newly appointed Prison Guards

Passing out Ceremony of recruit Prison Guards who were selected to vacancies existed at the Department of Prisons, took place at 10 A.M. on 28.12.2022 under the patronage of the Hon.Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs  and  Constitutional Reforms, President’s  Attorney, Dr.Wijedasa Rajapaksha and Hon. State Minister of Prison Affairs, [......]

2023-02-16T11:51:16+05:30December 28, 2022|

The Department of Prisons was awarded the Gold Award in 2022 for Annual Performance Report and Accounts

The Annual Conference of the Association of Public Finance Accountants (APFA) and the Awarding Ceremony for best Performance Report and Accounts were held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo on the 2nd December 2022. It was jointly organized by the Association of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) [......]

2022-12-03T13:39:48+05:30December 3, 2022|

Minister of Justice on an Observational Tour to Anuradhapura Prison

According to a program that inquires into requirements of prison inmates island wide and provides solutions, the Hon. Minister of Justice and President Attorney at Law, Mr.Ali Sabri, went on an observational tour of Anuradhapura Prison to inquire about issues faced by inmates. Minister had a discussion with prison [......]

2021-12-10T15:47:04+05:30September 26, 2021|

Handing Over Appointment Letters to 102nd Batch of Newly Appointed Prison Guards

788 New officers were recruited to fill vacancies in the post of prison guards at the Department of Prisons. Appointment letters were handed over under the patronage of the State Hon. Minister of Prison Management & Rehabilitation and Gem & Jewelry Mr. Lohan Rathwatte to these officers on 07.09.2021 [......]

2021-12-10T15:55:17+05:30September 7, 2021|

Special Pardon to Prisoners under Review Methodology..

In addition to the policy procedure of granting general amnesty to inmates to minimize prison congestion, a report of preparing a mechanism to grant special pardon through review procedure was presented to the Hon. Minister of Justice and President Attorney, Mr.Ali Sabri and Hon. State Minister of Prison Management and [......]

2021-05-14T10:13:36+05:30March 31, 2021|
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