Sept 15, Colombo: A report on 46 children imprisoned with their mothers in the country’s jails was handed over to the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today by the State Minister of Prison Reforms & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Sudarshini Fernandopulle at the Temple Trees.
The Prime Minister instructed State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle to look into a special program for the children in relation to the findings of the report. The Prime Minister also instructed to look into the legal background to release the children.
The Prime Minister also discussed the current difficulties in prisons with the heads of prisons and rehabilitation who were present at the meeting.
The Prime Minister further instructed the State Minister to take steps to rehabilitate drug addicts in remand prisons in a proper manner and direct them to workplaces.
The State Minister was further instructed to prepare a program in consultation with the Ministry of Justice to rehabilitate drug addicts and direct them to farms and factories in order to reintegrate them into the society as good rehabilitated people.