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Prisoners to celebrate New Year with families

The Prisons Department has taken steps to allow the immediate family members of the prisoners to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year today (13) and tomorrow (14) with their kith and kin who are in jail.

The families of prisoners would be allowed to bring food from home for the inmates. They will be provided milk rice tomorrow morning and a delicious lunch too, by the Prisons Department.

The Prisons Department announced that the food brought from homes will be thoroughly inspected and warned the family members to refrain from bringing illegal items like liquor, drugs and mobile phones.