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.
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. .read more
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. .read more
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..read more
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. .read more
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..read more
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..read more
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..read more
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..read more
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. .read more
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.read more
The Welikada prison being one of the largest prisons in Sri Lanka conducted the Ifthar program for Inmates on 6-July-2015 @ 6:00 pm which was assisted & sponsored by the Islamic Society of Isipathana College, Isipathana Old Boys Muslim Society & the Y.M.M.A of Maligawatte.read more