Welikada female inmates transferred to Angunukolapelessa

11 July 2018 - 76   - 0

The Department of Prisons has relocated 121 female inmates at the Welikada Prison to the new prison complex at Angunukolapelessa. 

A senior officer at the department said they will also be relocating another 400 inmates from Welikda to Angunukolapelessa in the coming days. 

The Angunukolapelessa prison has the capacity to house 1500 inmates and about 700 prisoners are already housed there. 

Built at a cost of Rs.4996 million, the prison was declared open on October 16, last year. Spread over 65 acres, the prison complex is built according to international standards and includes a restaurant, a canteen, guest rooms and lecture halls. 

Text and Pix by Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi in Hambantota

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Trade adjustment policy for the first time in SL - PM  

The government is implementing a trade adjustment policy for the first time in Sri Lanka with the launch of the National Export Strategy (NES).&nbs...

19 July 2018 - Views : 19

No A/L tuition classes after July 31

19 July 2018

India assists Sri Lanka in sanitation sector project

19 July 2018

9-hour water cut in Colombo

19 July 2018



Features & Analysis

Cricketers pay a visit to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) donated medicines worth Rs. 1 million to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama last eve...

“Disrupt Asia 2018” set to ignite Sri Lanka’s start-up landscape

Disrupt Asia 2018, the 3rd edition of Sri Lanka's Premier Start-up Conference and Innovation Festival, is set to ...

When Nigella was in Colombo

Eager fans of British TV chef and author Nigella Lawson seized the opportunity to get up close and personal with thei...

Govt. of India scholarship holder G.V.A Chamindira Nawanjali to perform at Indian Cultural Centre

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting Hindustani violin recital by ...