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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,




The 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.
The general direction and administrative control of all prisons,reformatories and open prison camps.
Provision of training in the fields of industry,agriculture and animal husbandry and vocational training for the inmates in all prisons and reformatories.
Provision of welfare services in prisons and reformatories and after care services for prisoners released from prisons and reformatories.
Provide 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.  
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.  
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.
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.
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. .
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..
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.
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. 
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.

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. 

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. 
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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.  

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