Prisoners receive opportunity to enjoy Sinhala-Tamil New Year

Prisoners receive opportunity to enjoy Sinhala-Tamil New Year

Prisoners receive opportunity to enjoy Sinhala-Tamil New Year

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

14 Apr, 2015 | 9:06 pm

In line with the New Year season the Department of Prisons granted special permission to visit 17,000 inmates who are housed at 29 prisons across the country.

Usually prisons do not allow visitors to provide food to the inmates. However Commissioner General of Prisons Rohana Pushpakumara speaking to News1st stated that special permission was granted on Monday and Tuesday (April 14th) to provide home cooked meals to the inmate.

The Commissioner General went on to note that the grace period was provided with the aim of allowing people to realise that the phrase “Prisoners are human beings” is true.

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