New Prisons Commissioner appointed

A new Prisons Commissioner has been appointed, the Ministry of Justice announced.

The Ministry said that T.M. Jayasiri Vijayanath Tennakoon was appointed as the new Commissioner General of Prisons following approval obtained from the cabinet.

Tennakoon replaces outgoing Prisons Commissioner Nishan Dhanasinghe.

The new Commissioner is being appointed at a time two hangmen are being recruited as President Maithripala Sirisena prepares to implement the death penalty.

The appointment also comes as the Prisons Department faces various allegations. (Colombo Gazette)

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