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,
World Aids Day is on 1st of December each year. Bogamabra Prison organized the huge program with the participation of prison inmates on this day. HIV/AIDS related banners & posters were displayed inside & outside of prison. read
Inmate Scout Badge wearing ceremony at Batticolao Remand Prisons was held under the patronage of Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.A.K.Bandara at prison premises on 27th November 2013.read
Honorable Member of Parliament, Mr. Namal Rajapaksa flied a 85 feet long kite at Galle Face on 17th November, 2013 that was made by few inmates and officials at Correctional Center for Yong Offenders Pallansena in favor of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, on instructions of the Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr. Chandrasiri Gajadeera.read
For the birthday of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a tree planting campaign was organized by Kuruwita at its premises on 19th November,2013. Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.S.R.Jayaweera and Chief Jailor,Mr.H.Wimalarathana planted a tree marking the commencement of this ceremony.read
04th Nov,2013 is the last day of Ten Days Meditation Program began on Friday the 25th October, 2013. Program was initiated in 2004 and continuously held once a year. Program was conducted by well experienced teachers, Mr.Premasiri Amarasinghe and Mr.P.Chandrasena who were from Dhamma Koota Wipassana Meditation Centre, Hindagala, Kandy. 120 condemned, lifetime and other prisoners from Bogambara Prison participated in meditation. Two Christian and Muslim prisoners willingly underwent the meditation as well. For the duration of these ten days, no participants were able to meet their family members because they had to give up the connection with outside world. .read
Bogambara Hindu prisoners celebrated Deepavali Festival. It bagan at 9.30 am. on 02nd Nov, 2013. Kurukkul from Kadireshan Kovil Kandy was took the part as priest of this “Poojawa”.read
Ceremony of awarding appointment letters to 9 officers promoted to post of Chief Jailor, 15 Sergeants promoted on seniority and merit base, and 25 out of 195 Guards due to be newly recruited, was held under the patronage of Honorable Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.Chandrasiri Gajadeera in the Auditorium of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, on 15th October, 2013 from 10.00 am to 12.30 p.m.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, Mr.G.S.Withanage, the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Chandrarathna Pallegama, Commissioners of Prisons including prison officials participated in this ceremony.read