New Commissioner General of Prisons P.W. Kodippili has said that the labour of prison inmates will be used in the economic process.
He said that on a concept of the President the Prison Department will be brought under a separate Ministry to provide a quality service necessary to the country. He said that the labour of the prison inmates should also be used for a constructive purpose when the country is being developed following a war. He assumed duties at the Prison Headquarters. He is a commerce graduate of the Peradeniya University with 35 years of experience as a Class one officer of the Administrative Service. Secretary to the Ministry A. Dissanayake also participated in the occasion.