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.
Several Buddhist programs such as sermons, worships, meditations etc. were carried out at Mahara Prison in parallel with Poson Poya on May 31st, 2015 in between 7.00 A.M. to 11.00 A.M. under the patronage of Amitha Keman Thero and some Buddhists monks from Kaduwela Mahameuna Monastery. Alms-giving was given from the contribution of prison officers. About 200 prisoners had joined this occasion.read more
Handing over of appointment letters to newly recruited 500 Prison Guards to the Department of Prisons, took place under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Justice, Dr.Wijeyadasa Rajapakse at Temple Trees on May 24, 2015 at 10.30 a.m.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Mrs.Kamalani de Silva, the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.M.B.R.Pushpakumara, and some other officials from the Departments of Prisons were among those present on the occasion. read more
A number of inmates from Galle Prison were, freely, distributed eye glass by the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. M.B.R.Pushpakumara. Under the guidance of the Galle Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe, Medical Officer of Galle Prison, Dr.Renuka (Mrs.) has coordinated this clinic and the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Order and Christian Religious Affairs, Mr.T.M.K.B.Thennakon, Commissioner of Prisons (Welfare), Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe, Chief Jailor, Mr.Prabath and some other prison officials participated to this occasion.read more
For the first time in Sri Lankan Prisons history, a Karate team from the Department of Prisons were able to win the Open Karate Championship. This Karate Team who challenged experienced and talented athletes in this championship held for 7th consecutive year by the United Karate Federation at Albert F Peries Indoor Stadium-Wennappuwa, won the Championship Title achieving highest number of medals.read more
An L.T.T.E. inmate Shanmugam Ananda Raja, from Nakkalawatta in Monaragala who was in prison for about 18 years for committing illegal crimes such as keeping illegal fire arms and explosives, was social reintegrated after rehabilitation at Monaragala Prison on 15th May,2015.
Though it can be seen a lot of inmates have been social reintegrated after rehabilitation in different ways, the Monaragala Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.D.A.M.Nimal Shantha has taken worthy steps of not only rehabilitating this L.T.T.E inmate but also making him participated in Speedy Juki Machine and House Wiring Course.read more
Indoor Badminton Stadium established at the Department of Prisons was declared open after some renovation on 7th May, 2015 under the patronage of Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.M.B.R. Pushpakumara.read more
With the intention of making Galle Prison inmates knowledgeable and skilful technicians, a newly built Vocational Training Center was declared open by the Commissioner of Prisons (Rehabilitation), Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe with the participation of several distinguished guests on August 02, 2015 at 2.00 PM. This Training Center was established on the concept of the Superintendent of Galle Prison, Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe and with the financial assistant of the Foundation of Peace and Love..read more
Opening of “Paboda Meth Sevana” attached to the Ambepussa Training Centre for Youthful Offenders was declared open by the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Ms.Kamalani de Silva in grand scale on July 17, 2015. .read more
Inter Prison Net Ball Competition was held with the special participation of the Commissioner General of Prisons. Mr. P.B.R. Pushpakumara as the Chief Guest at Colombo Prison Ground on 5th July,2015.read more
The Welikada prison being one of the largest prisons in Sri Lanka conducted the Ifthar program for Inmates on 6-July-2015 @ 6:00 pm which was assisted & sponsored by the Islamic Society of Isipathana College, Isipathana Old Boys Muslim Society & the Y.M.M.A of Maligawatte.read more
A team comprising professors and senior lecturers of the University of Kelaniya has been assigned the criteria of forwarding a feasibility study to recommend required reforms to the existing system in the prisons of Sri Lanka. Guests made a visit to Bogambara Prison on June 30th, 2015 along with Commissioners of Prisons, Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe, Mr.Tissa Jayasinghe and Assistant Commissioner, Mr.A.M.A.Atapattu.read more
On the International Day against Drug Abuse, a walk to raise awareness about negative effects from drug abuse had been started at Welikada Premises by Welikada Prison Officers and inmates on June 26,2015 at 9.30 A.M. The walk had proceeded upto Borella, Maradana and Punchi Borella and matched back to Welikada Prison and finished off.
A decorated vehicle, dramas, mums, posters and songs had beautified the walk. Hon. Minister of Justice, Dr. Wejeyadasa Rajapakse and Senior Officers from the Ministry, the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. M.B.R.Pushpakumara with senior officer from the Department of Prisons have marched as well.read more
As per concept of Mr. Rohana Pushpakumara, Commissioner General of Prisons and under the Supervision of Mr. Thusitha Indrajith Uduwara, Superintendent of Prisons, Mahara the inaugural ceremony of constructing a house for poor family was held on 18th June 2015 at the auspicious time of 9.32 a.m in Mahara.read more
According to an idea of Galle Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Jagath Werasinghe, a pirith chanting ceremony was held with the participation of prison inmates on June 16, 2015 at Galle Prison. Ven.Forty(4) monks from Yatagala Ancient Temple attended to the ceremony.read more
IDM Nation Campus has started a Basic Computer Course on June 03, 2015 for prison officers and expects to teach Basic Computer Knowledge and Usage of Office Package. Action has been taken to give training to all officers and training will be conducted at the computer lab in the Centre for Research and Training in Corrections.read more
Newly appointed 500 Prison Guards were recruited to the Department of Prisons and 100 guards at Centre for Research and Training in Corrections, 150 guards at Ambepussa Training Centre, and 250 guards at Galkiriyagama Civil Security Higher School started their preliminary training on June 8, 2015.read more
According to a noble concept of Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.M.B.R. Pushpakumara, a house for a low income family was built under the complete instructions and guidance of Matara Superintendent of Prisons and handed over to head of household Mr.H.R.Prasanna on June 04, 2015. Prison Officers and Sub Committee of Matara Prisoners Welfare Association sponsored this worthy work and inmates contributed their labour in building this house.read more