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,
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.
An Inmates Elle tournament representing all prisons institutions of the Department of Prisons, took place under the patronage of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandraratna Pallegama on Saturday the 8th of November, 2014 at 8.00 a.m. at Correctional Centre for Youthful Offenders, Pallansena. read more
With the intention of improving cultural preference of prison inmates and officers, an awareness program was held with the participation of 150 inmates at Welikada Prison on 3rd November 2014. There, Experience Musician, Mr. Mudiyanse Disanayakka made a lecture to the inmates about Sri Lankan Classical Dances (Up country Dance , Low Country Dance, and Sabaragamuwa Dance). “ Kolam Natya” belonging to Low Country Dancer, was played and mental relaxation of performing such a dance was explained by Mr.M. Disanayakka. read more
For the first time in prison history, telephone centre for inmates to call their family relations, was declared open on 15th October, 2014 at Welikada Prison under the patronage of Hon Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.Chandrasiri Gajadeera. Also, the Secretary to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.G.S.Vithanage, the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandrarathna Pallegama, the Chief Enterprise and Wholesale Officer of Telecom, Mr. Kiththi Perera , the Superintendent of Prisons –Welikada , Mr. Emil Ranjan, and some other prison officers joined the occasion. read more
According to the view of the Commissioner General of Prisons, the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya has introduced Sri Lanka's first Diploma programme on Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms for prison officers. The inaugural ceremony of the diploma programme was held on the 11th of October, 2014.read more
Rs.9 lakh worth dry rations and bottled water have been donated by inmates who have sacrificed their two meals and officers for the sake of people who are suffering from drought in Madirigiriya and Wadugewava areas in the Polonnaruwa District. .read more
At the request of the Commissioner General of Prisons, fifty brand new Bajaj 125 CC Motorcycles were given to the Department of Prisons with mediation of the Ministry of Rehabilitation of Prison Reforms by the Department of National Budgets.
Distribution of motor cycles among all Prison Institutions and Intelligent Security Units was carry out by the Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Chandrarsiri Gajadeera at prison premises of the Prison Headquarters on 03rd September, 2014..read more
On instructions of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Colors and Medals Award Ceremony was held with pride under the patronage of the Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr. Chandrasiri Gajadeera and with the participation of the Honorable Deputy Minister, Sarath Chandrasiri Mutukumarana at 4.00PM on Sunday the 7th September, 2014 at BMICH.read more
In parallel with the “Prisoner’s Day” Celebration, 100 inmates from Bogambara Prison including those who have been sentenced to death and life term and some inmates worshiped the “Tooth Relics” of the Lord Buddha at Tooth Relics Temple in Kandy on 16th September, 2014. According to an idea of the Hon. Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Chandrasiri Gajadeera, the Superintendent of Bogamabara Prison, Mr. Senarath Senanayaka and his staff had organized the event.read more
With the aim of uplifting the rehabilitation program introducing by Honorable President Mahainda Rajapakshe to reintegrates prison inmates as good citizens, a musical show called “Sipiri Sara” was successfully presented by prison inmates at the Galle Municipal Council on 14th December, 2014. read more
Prison Inmates were subjected to eye testing and distributed reading glasses to about 390 inmates during the free eye testing clinic on 13th December, 2014 at Mahara Prison.read more
“Seva Wanitha” Unit of the Welikada Prison held a medical clinic for the betterment of officers and their families of the Prison Headquarters, three Prisons in Colombo, and Centre for Research and Training in Correction on 9th December, 2014.read more
Inter Prison Athletic Games - 2014 representing nearly 800 athletics in different age groups from 30 prison institutes , was held on 6th and 7th December, 2014 at the playground of the Ministry of Sports.read more
The Department of Prisons is an entity which renders a enormous service in minimizing crimes and recidivism in the country by providing shelters for those who become offenders under the judicial system of the country. And also, the department is responsible for custody, care and correction of inmates. According to a concept & direction of Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Welikada Prison performs many activities in achieving above mentioned objectives.
Recently, Welikada Prison finished off a certain event scheduled to be done a number of welfare programs.read more
Three podiums for the use at the Training Centre of the Sri Lanka Scout Association was donated by the Commissioner General of Prisons, Chandrarathna Pallegama to the Chief Commissioner of Scout, Professor, Nimal de Silva on 1st December, 2014 at the Department of Prisons. read more
For the AIDS Day fell on 1st December 2014, a number of programs such as street dramas, showing banners etc were held by prisons institutions island wide with the participation of inmates. read more
A number of various rehabilitating programs for inmates have been implemented by the Drug Prevention Unit at the Mahara Prison Hospital established by the Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Chandrasiri Gajadeera. read more
Inter Prison Carrom Competition took place with the participation of 23 prison institutes on 29th and 30th November, 2014. The final competition and award ceremony were held under the patronage of Honourable Deputy Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Chandrasiri Mutukumarana on 30th November at Badulla Prison Institute. Badulla Prison won the championship and Welikada Prison won the Runner up. read more
A personal development program was conducted at Welikada Prison on the concept of Hon. Minister, Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms and under the direction of Mr. Kotawalagedara, the Additional Secretary (Development), Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms. read more
Passing out Parade of 88 promoted Sergeants in the Department of Prisons who have successfully completed 21 days training, was held under the patronage of the Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms on 25th November, 2014 at 4.30 p.m. at Training Center for Research and Correction.read more
Welikada Prison screened the recorded film called “ Sri Siddartha Gauthama” produced by Mr. Naven Gunarathne. The Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandrarathna Pallegama was the Chief Guest of the event. read more
On the instructions and guidance of the Assistant Superintendent of Prisons –Watereka , Mr.K.A.L.P.Gunawardana, 3.5 acres of fallow fields were cultivated by inmates in addition to land crops. Chief Jailor, Mr.K.B.A.Udaya Kumara also joined the auspicious time on 20th November. read more