Prison heads to roll following allegations involving some officials

A decision has been taken to transfer the heads of key prisons in the country following allegations involving some prison officials.

Minister of Prison Reforms D.M. Swaminathan has issued instructions to transfer the heads of the Welikada, Magazine, Bogambara, Negombo, Angunakolapelessa, Matara and Kuruwita prisons from April 16.

Swaminathan has also instructed the Prisons Department to promote some senior officers of the department.

He also said that steps will be taken to prevent corruption and irregularities at the prisons. (Colombo Gazette)