Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government to set up a modern prison facility in the Hambantota district
Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 12:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 02, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka plans to construct a modern prison facility in the Hambantota District in the Southern Province as a measure to ease the overcrowding in the country's major prisons.

Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Ministry has said the new prison that can house about 1,000 inmates will be fully equipped with a gymnasium, indoor sports complex and better sanitary facilities.

The new prison complex will be constructed on a 58-acre plot of land in the Angunukolapelessa area.

The Stage I of the prison project, that is estimated to cost Rs. 50 million, will commence next month and is expected to be completed in 22 months.

Prisons Department Spokesperson, Gamini Kulatunge told the media that the prisoners will also have communication facilities and new telephone booths with transparent glass barriers.

He explained that most of the prisons in the country were built during the colonial rule in the center of several cities and now the congested prisons have to be shifted to more spacious areas.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million
-- [4 hours ago]
Landless Elpitiya residents to receive title deeds on minister's birthday today
-- [4 hours ago]
Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register
-- [4 hours ago]
Court rejects appeal to recall warrant issued against Sri Lanka's fugitive ex-diplomat
-- [5 hours ago]
Prime Minister pledges to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates as development assistants
-- [5 hours ago]
Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September
-- [6 hours ago]
China's Sinosure supports LAUGFS Gas financing facility
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General
Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year to focus on countering violent extremism
Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.