Department Of Prisons (Sri Lanka)
The Department of Prisons is a non-ministerial government department in Sri Lanka responsible for the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted criminal offenders and terror suspects in Sri Lanka, it comes under purview of the Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms. The Commissioner General of Prisons reports to the Minister of the Justice, who is in turn responsible to the Parliament of Sri Lanka for all the departments under his portfolio.
The current Commissioner General of Prisons is P.W.Kodippili.
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