reception of Prisoners of every
description committed or remanded
under the authority of any court
in the country and the provision
of security, nutrition and maintenance
for them in accordance with prison
rules,the escorting of remand prisoners
to and from courts.
general direction and administrative
control of all prisons,reformatories
and open prison camps.
of training in the fields of industry,agriculture
and animal husbandry and vocational
training for the inmates in all
prisons and reformatories.
of welfare services in prisons and
reformatories and after care services
for prisoners released from prisons
for research and training in the
field of correction.
Appeal for AB+ Kidney Mr. Geethapriya Elkaduwa, 42 years of Elkaduwa, Mathale who is the husband of Female Guard, Mrs. Indhra Wijewardhana working at Dumbara Prison and father with two children, is suffering from renal failure. Doctors at Kandy Hospital have recommended him transplanting a kidney with AB+ blood group.
Anyone who would like to donate AB+ kidney, please contact on these numbers,
Hindu prisoners at Welikada Prison celebrated Tamil Thai Pongal festival in the Welikada Kovil Premises. The function was held under the patronage of Commissioner General of Prisons Mr.Chandraratne Pallegama, Commissioner Rehabilitation Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe, Senior Superintendent of Welikada Prison Mr. Emil Ranjan Lamahewage and other invitees.read more
619 Prisoners who were unable to pay fine with minor offences, have been released under special pardon given by His Excellency President on 13th January, 2015. read more
The Department of Prisons held its annual all night Pirith Chanting Ceremony followed by arm giving (Heel Dana) at Prison Headquarters on 3rd January,2015.read more
The religious activities performed at the church of Welikada Prison to celebrate Christmas under the patronage of Commissioner General of Prisons Mr. Chandrarathne Pallegama, Superintendent of Welikada Prison Mr. Emil Ranjan Lamahewage and other invitees. read more
On the instructions of the Chairman of Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs,Lakshmi Pallegama, a Christmas Festival and Fair was held for the first time on 22nd December,2014 by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Department of Prisons.read more