Galle, Matara, Negombo Prisons among those to move to new locations

Galle, Matara, Negombo Prisons among those to move to new locations

Written by Staff Writer

26 Sep, 2014 | 12:02 pm

Five prisons in residential areas are to be relocated. The Prsions Media Spokesman Superintendent Upul Deniya said that the decision was arrived at in accordance with the programme to relocate prisons that are situated in residential towns.

Accordingly, the prisons in the towns of Galle, Matara, Negombo, Trincomalee and Batticaloa will be relocated.He said that lands have been obtained for relocation purposes and preparations are underway to ensure the relocation.

Under the programme, the Bogambara Prison will be relocated to Pallekale, the Tangalle riPson will be relocated to Angunakolapelessa, and the Jaffna Prison too will be relocated.

Meanwhile the spokesman said that steps are underway to relocate the Welikada Prison to a location out of Colombo as well.

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