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,
Ceremony of awarding appointment letters to 20 officers promoted as Chief Jailor, 54 Officers promoted to Jailor Class II, 04 female officers promoted to female Jailor Class 11 and 02 officers promoted to Welfare Officers was held under the patronage of Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.Chandrasiri Gajadeera and Honorable Deputy Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.Chandrasiri Muthukumarana in the Auditorium of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, on 27th May 2.00 p.m. read
Laying of foundation stone to Angunakolapelessa New Prison Complex was held on 16th May, 2014 under the patronage of Honourable Speaker of the Parliament, Chamal Rajapaksha. read
Vesak Zone-2014 sponsored and organized by Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Department of Prisons, Southern Provincial Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Prison Welfare Society- Galle District Sub Committee, Galle District Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Galle Bodusaviya Organization, was celebrated at grand scale at Galle Samanala Ground from 14th to 16th May, 2014.read
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
After successful training from 22nd June to 21st July 2014, passing out and awarding of certificate ceremony to Jailors and Rehabilitation Officers Class 1/11, was held under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms at the prison ground on 21st July, 2014. There, 20 Jailors class 1 and 6 Rehabilitation Officers class 1, 65 Jailors class 11 and one Rehabilitation Officer class 11 passed out on this day. Secretary to the Ministry, Mr.G.S.Wethanage, Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandrarathna Pallegama, Commissioners of Prisons and retired prison officers joined the event.read more
For the Prisons Day fell on 16th July, 2014, a respectful ceremony of commemorating all officials who have sacrificed their lives for the reputation and dignity of department, was held under the patronage of the Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.Chandhrasiri Gajadeera on 16th July, 2014 at 5.00 p.m. at the memorial of commemorating dead officers adjoining to the Welikada Prison. Deputy Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.Chandrasiri Muthukumarana, Secretary to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, Mr. G.S.Wethanage, the Commissioner General of the Prisons, Mr.Chandrarathne Pallegama, staff officers from the Department of Prisons and relations of dead officials participated at this occasion.read
A blood donation campaign for the 109th prison day has been organized by New Magazine Prison on 16th July 2014. Officials from the Department of Prisons and prisons nearby and outsiders donated blood at this worthy event. The Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Chandrarathna Pallegama and Commissioners of Prisons participated at this event. .read
The Bogambara Prison in Kandy was handed over to government custody on 20th June, 2014. read
A Prison Poson Zone, a concept of Honourable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Chandrasiri Gajadeera , was held on 12th ,13th and 14th June ,2014 at Akuressa College Playground.read
A Poson Bath Dansala was held at Watareka Prison on 12th June,2014 under the patronage of Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Anura Gunawardana and Chief Jailor,Mr.K.B.A.Udaya Kumara and with the co-operation of all officers of the institution. read