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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.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Law & Order and Prison Reforms,Mr. Jagath P. Wijeweeramade a special visit to Welikada Prison which coincided with the Prisoners Day celebrations on 12th September 2015. . 
Prisoners also are humans. Prisoners day is specially for them to celebrate a variety of meaningful and cheerful moments together with prison inmates, friends and their families.
In parallel with Prisoners Day, a number of different programs had been organized at Mahara Prison from September 6th to 12th, 2015.. 
The administration of Welikada Prison organized the inmates Volleyball Tournament at the Welikada Prison premises on 11th September, 2015 as part of the Prisoners Day celebrations which was a great success.. 
The administration of Welikada Prison organized the inmates’ family gathering which is an annual event where inmates & their families with children gather in Prison which is supervised by prison officials’. This special gathering was held on 12th September, 2015 to commemorate Prisoners Day.. 
Hon.Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement, and Hindu Religious Affairs, Mr.D.M.Swaminadan handed over Mr.H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe the appointment letter as the Commissioner General of Prisons on November 19, 2015. The Secretary to the Minister, Mr.V.Shivagnanasoti, Commissioner of Prisons, Mr.Thusitha Upuldeniya and Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Emil Ranjan also joined this occasion.

Later, Newly appointed Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe assumed duties on November 24, 2015 following the rituals by all religious leaders including Ven.Gammaddegoda Vimala Nayaka Thero and Ven.Thiniyawala Palitha Thero.

Mr.H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe adds to history of the Department of Prisons as the Official who was promoted to the Post of the Commissioner General of Prisons after 18 years.  
The United Nations, General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.. 
Starting of training courses at newly built Vocational Training Centre at Galle Prison was an idea of the Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Jagath Werasinghe, who comes up with a new idea in adding value to social integration of prison inmates as better citizens. . 
Lord Buddha has preached Good health is the great profit. It is great merit to make someone healthy, specially a neglected one. Hence, a Medical Heath Clinic for prison inmates sponsored by Sri Lanka Army was held at Bogambara Prison on September 30th, 2015. . 
First training group of the Centre for Research and Training in Correction established in 1975 at the Department of Prisons, was 40 Prison Guards. During the period from that day to today, 208 Trained Prison Guards out of 469 as 100th Batch, Passed out on September 15, 2015. . 
Department of Prisons had a very special day on September 12, 2015 when the Hon. President,Maithripala Sirisena was worn with a Prisoners Day Flag at his office of Presidential House in Colombo. This ceremony had been organized for the aid to the Prisoners Welfare Association. First flag was worn by the Vice President of Prisoners Welfare Association, Mr. W.A.L. Werasinghe. . 
Divisional Secretariat Galle had successfully held, with the sponsorship of "Help -O" Galle Branch, an awareness program on Prisoners Rehabilitation and Human Rights on September 22, 2015 for all government officers including Grama Niladhari Officers attached to the Superintendent of Galle Prison, Mr.Jagath Weerasinghe who was one of the Resources Person of the seminar.. 
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.. 
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. . 

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.


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