Mr. Thusitha Uduwara was appointed as the new Additional Commissioner General of Prisons

The Commissioner of Prisons (Intelligence and Operations) Mr.Thusitha Uduwara, was appointed as the new Additional Commissioner General of Prisons (Covering up Duties) on 24-12-2020 to fill the vacant post of Additional Commissioner General of Prisons. The letter of Appointment was offered to Mr. Thusitha Uduwara by the Hon. State [......]

2020-12-29T04:32:56+05:30December 24, 2020|

New appointment to the post of Official Media Spokesman of the Department of Prisons

For the purpose of disseminating timely, transparent and reliable information of the affairs and services provided by the State Ministry of Prison Management and Prisoners Rehabilitation Affairs and the Department of Prisons, Acting Commissioner of Prisons (Administration and Rehabilitation) Mr. Chandana Ekanayake has been appointed to the post of [......]

2020-12-24T09:12:26+05:30December 17, 2020|

A web application was introduced for visiting prisoners through video technology

In order to avoid any inconvenience happen to the inmates and their families and to ensure the security of the prisons, a web application has been introduced to facilitate the visitors to visit the prison by reserving a time of their convenience. It was expected to reduce the overcrowding [......]

2020-12-23T18:50:56+05:30December 15, 2020|

Converting the Dalupotha Correctional Centers for Youthful Offenders into a Quarantine and Treatment Center for Female Prisoners

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, [......]

2020-11-14T04:15:23+05:30November 13, 2020|

A New website for the Department of Prisons

The new website for the Department of Prisons developed by the Department of Prisons’ Planning and Information Technology Division was launched by Hon. State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation, Dr. Shudarshini Fernandopulle at the State Ministry of Prison Reforms and Prisoner Rehabilitation on 24-09-2020. Secretary to the [......]

2020-09-30T08:20:54+05:30September 25, 2020|

Implementation of ’Sathi Pasala’ program based on ‘Sathi’ in Welikada Prison

Dhamma Program called “Sati Pasala” for prison inmates in Welikada Prison carried out by “Viyathmaga” members and organized by the Superintendent of Welikada Prison, Mr M.F. Lahir, Welikada Rehabilitation Center-and Prison officers, was held on 18/09/2020 from 9.00 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. under the patronage of Hon. Minister of [......]

2020-09-23T23:26:33+05:30September 19, 2020|

Opening of Mahara Prison Tennis Ground and Appreciation Ceremony

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 [......]

2020-09-23T11:11:01+05:30September 7, 2020|
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