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.
As a further step of the endeavor made by His Excellency the President, Mahahinda Rajapaksha to build a miracle country and to make the concept of “ Mahinda Chinthana” come true, ambulances donated by Honorable Minister of Health, Mr. Maithripala Sirisana to lend a hand to emergency patients in prison institutions, were distributed to Superintendent of Prisons, Welikada and Bogambara on 06th May, 2013 at 2.00 p.m. under the patronage of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Chandrarathna Pallegama at the Prison Headquarters..read
The inmates New Year Festival in parallel to the Sinhala and Hindu New Year fell on 14th April,2013 was held on all day Sunday 28th April 2013 with the participation of officers and members of the Prisoners Welfare Society at Kuruwita Prison.read
The inmates New Year Festival in parallel to the Sinhala and Hindu New Year fell on 14th April, 2013 was held on 24th April 2013 with the participation of officers and members of the inmates at Magazine Remand Prison .read
Following the path shown by “Mahinda Chinthana Policies Statements” and under the guidance of the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, a number of Rehabilitation and Welfare programmes have been launched by the Department of Prisons to integrate prisoners as good citizens to the society. At the moment, they are successfully functioning towards their goals.".read
The inmates New Year Festival in parallel to the Sinhala and Hindu New Year fell on 14th April, 2013 was held on all day Sunday the 21st April 2013 with the participation of officers and members of the Prisoners Welfare Society at Polonnaruwa Remand Prison .read
Newly appointed Commissioner General of Prisons Mr. C.Pallegama assumed duties on 01st April 2013 at the Prison Headquarters .read