Prison inmates have taken to the field to help in the cultivation of paddy during the Maha Season without being a burden to the nation.
The “Vap Magul” ceremony of the Polonnaruwa colony launching cultivation for the Maha season was organized with the involvement of prison inmates. Inmates in Polonnaruwa have come forward to cultivate 25 acres of paddy land affiliated to the Kaduruwala Farm. The yield is expected to be marketed to the Government Farm as seed paddy. Since 2007 prison inmates of Polonnaruwa had been cultivating in the Kaduruwala paddy farm, making a vital contribution to paddy production, while earning hundreds of thousands of rupees.