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    Bogambara Prison officially handed over to the President Featured

    June 20, 2014

    The Bogambara Prison (BPK), one of the oldest prisons in the country located in Kandy was handed over officially to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday (20).

    A commemorative plaque marking the visit of President Rajapaksa to the Prison was presented to the President by the Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadheera.


    A stage drama was also performed by the prison inmates.


    The historic 'Ehelepola Walawwa' mansion, which was used as the Bogambara prison will be used for commercial purposes as a building with historical and archeological value and a part of that land will be used for a new development project.


    Maha Sangha including Mahanayake of the Sri Ramaggna Nikaya Ven.Napane Pemasiri Nayaka Thera and Ven.Aluthgama Dhammananda Thera, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Governor of Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, Deputy Minister Muthukumarana, Presidential Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath were among those present at the occasion.(KH/SI)

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