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Mr. K.C. Lal working at Galle Prison is suffering from coronary artery disease. Doctors at Karapitiya Hospital have recommended an urgent surgery on this patient.
Anyone who would like to donate for medical assistance , please contact the undersigned cheques should by drawn in favour of Bank of Ceylon - Galle Fort Branch, Galle A/C No.2767511

Mr.K.C. Lal
ID No : 661740329 V
Bank of Ceylon - Galle Fort Branch,Galle
Account No : 2767511




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.
Ceremony of distributing 50 new buses including 44 seater buses and 30 seater buses to transport inmates and for the use of department, was held to under the patronage of the President Counselor  and Honorable  Minister of Justice and Labour Relations, Dr.Wijedasa Rajapaksha and Honourable Deputy Minister and the Counselor, Sujeewa Senasinghe  at the prison ground on 17th February, 2015 at 10.00 a.m.

Annual All Night Pirith Chanting followed by an almsgiving was held on Saturday the 14th February, 2015 at Galle Prison to invoke blessings upon all officers of the Department of Prisons, their families as well as inmates. .

Newly appointed Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.M.B.R. Pushpakumara assumed duties on 13th February 2015 at the Prison Headquarters, Borella. The Director General for the Department of Civil Security Department, former Commissioner General of Prisons,  Mr.C.Pallegama together with many officials from the Department of Prisons and other Ministries and Departments were also participated in this welcome ceremony.
“The Friends of Prisoner's Children”  which was established to lend a hand to children of prison inmates in 2004.  Honourable Minister of Justice and Labour Relations, Wijeyadasa Rajapakse awarded scholarships to 287 students of 231 inmates on 8th February, 2015 for 11th consecutive year at the Welikada Prison. 
Honourable President of this association, Rev.Sister Immiculate ,Vice President  Mr.Shiromal Perera, Ms.Shehara Jayawardana and staff this association have organized all activities.
A total of 205 Prison Guards including 178 male and 27 female recruited to the Department of Prisons passed out on 6th February,2015 at Prison Play Ground.  The ceremony was held under the patronage of Honourable Minister of Justice and Labour Relations, Wijeyadasa Rajapakse. A large no of distinguished guests including Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandrarathne Pallegama and other Commissioners of Prisons also participated at this celebration.
554 prison inmates from prison institutes all over the country were released under special pardon given on 67th Independent day of Sri Lanka.  The Commissioner General of Prisons , Mr.Chandrarathna  Pallegama , Commissioners of Prisons, and some other prison officials have joined this  special event at Welikada Prison.
After attending a special discussion by Hon. Deputy Minister for Justice and Labour Relations, Mr.Sujeewa Senasinghe at Prison Headquarters on 29th January 2015 at 3.00 p.m, the Deputy Minister had an inspection tour at the Welikada Prison where he made a speech for inmates.
The Cultural program of the 99th 205 trainee Prison Guards of the Department of Prisons was held on 27th Jan 2015 at the Auditorium of the Ambepussa Training Schools for Youthful Offenders.
This event was held with the participation of the Honourable Deputy Minister of Justice and Labour Relations, Mr. Sujeewa Senasinghe as Chief Guest. The Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.Chandrarathna Pallegama and Prison Commissioners including distinguished guests attended this function.

Hindu prisoners at Welikada Prison celebrated Tamil Thai Pongal  festival in the Welikada Kovil Premises. The function was held under the patronage of Commissioner General of Prisons Mr.Chandraratne Pallegama, Commissioner Rehabilitation Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe, Senior Superintendent of Welikada Prison Mr. Emil Ranjan Lamahewage and other invitees.

619 Prisoners who were unable to pay fine with minor offences, have been released under special pardon given by His Excellency President on 13th January, 2015.

The Department of Prisons held its annual all night Pirith Chanting Ceremony followed by arm giving  (Heel Dana) at Prison Headquarters on 3rd January,2015.
A number of inmates from Galle Prison were, freely, distributed eye glass by the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. M.B.R.Pushpakumara. Under the guidance of the Galle Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Jagath Chandana Weerasinghe, Medical Officer of Galle Prison, Dr.Renuka (Mrs.) has coordinated this clinic and the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Order and Christian Religious Affairs, Mr.T.M.K.B.Thennakon, Commissioner of Prisons (Welfare), Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe, Chief Jailor, Mr.Prabath and some other prison officials  participated to this occasion.
For the first time in Sri Lankan Prisons history, a Karate team from the Department of Prisons were able to win the Open Karate Championship. This Karate Team who challenged experienced and talented athletes in this championship held for 7th consecutive year by the United Karate Federation at Albert F Peries Indoor Stadium-Wennappuwa, won the Championship Title achieving highest number of medals.
An L.T.T.E. inmate Shanmugam Ananda Raja, from Nakkalawatta in Monaragala who was in  prison for about 18 years for committing illegal crimes such as keeping illegal fire arms and explosives, was social reintegrated after rehabilitation at Monaragala Prison on 15th May,2015.
Though it can be seen a lot of inmates have been social reintegrated after rehabilitation in different ways, the Monaragala Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.D.A.M.Nimal Shantha has taken worthy steps of not only rehabilitating this L.T.T.E inmate but also making him participated in Speedy Juki Machine and House Wiring Course.  
Indoor Badminton Stadium established at the Department of Prisons was declared open after some renovation on 7th May, 2015 under the patronage of Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr.M.B.R. Pushpakumara.  
“Vesak” is the most noble celebration of Buddhists world wide. Being a correctional institute, Galle Prison Officers Buddhists Association proudly celebrated “Vesak” by staging a Buddhist Drama,       “Brahma Puthra” for  39th consecutive year on 4th May, 2015 with the participation of Former Hon. Minister of Public Administration and Reforms, Mr.Wajira Abewardana, Hon. Mayor of Galle Municipal Council, Mr.Methsiri de Silva, Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. M.B.R. PushPakumara, Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Sunil Galagama, and Assistant Commissioner of Prisons, Mr.Sampath Atapattu, at Municipal Council Ground –Galle. . 
Batticaloa Prison Officers Unity and Prisoners Welfare Society had organized a Noodle Dansela held on 2 days  from 3rd and 4th May, 2015 at Batticaloa Prison. Devotees to Batticaloa Prison Premises had a precious opportunity to read Dhamma Padaya in trilingual Languages. 
The inmates & officials Buddhist Society of the Welikada prison worked hard in organizing a grand Vesak Celebration which was held outside the Welikada Prison Walls. . 
April New Year Festival-2015 organized by Galle Prison Prisoners Welfare Association and Officers Welfare Association was celebrated joyfully at Galle Prison Premises all day long. A number of various games for inmates and a grand musical show were held on the instructions of the Superintendent of Prisons, Mr.Jagath Chandana and under the guidance of the Chief Jailor, Mr.Ruwan Prabath. . 
The inmates of the Welikada prison took part in a religious ceremony on New Year ’s Day. The Welikada prison being one of the largest prisons in Sri Lanka housing over 3,000 prisoners to invoke blessings and ushered in the New Year by engaging in Buddhist ritual.  
One of the 16 students from “Sunetha Pasala”,Watareka the first prison school in Sri Lanka, who sat for the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination has obtained  four (4) credit passes  and qualified himself for the G.C.E. (A/L). This student from Anuradhapura area ,has been convicted for three years in connection with  theft. He had been admitted to this school two months prior to the examination, Moreover he has passed the exam in dancing subject excellently with a  “B” pass at the exam.
A media discussion on progress of the first and second groups of Drug Prevention Unit at Mahara Prison was held under the patronage of Honorable  Minister of Justice and Labour Relations, Dr.Wijedasa Rajapaksha.  A treatment and Rehabilitation Unit and a Consultancy Centre was also declared open to widen its services. The Commissioner of Prisons-Rehabilitation, Mr.Gamini Jayasinghe , and the Commissioner of Prisons-Industry and Skills, Mr.Thissa Jayasinghe participated at the occasion.  
The administration of the Prisons Department of Sri Lanka in recognizing the contribution provided by Women, marked the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2015 at the Welikada Female Section and Hon. (Dr) Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, Minister of Justice & Labour Relations graced the occasion as Chief Guest; with the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice & Labour Relations, Mrs. Kamalini de Silva, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Justice & Labour Relations Mr.Kotawalagedhara, The Commissioner General of Prisons Mr.M.B.R.Pushpakumara, Senior officials and officers of the Prisons Department.   
World Women’s Day celebration was held successfully on 8th March, 2015 at Female Ward of Galle Prison. Galle Prison celebration had been organized by the Galle Prison and Prisoners Welfare Association of Galle Prison.



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