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Prisoners To Cultivate Food Crops

Sep 20, 2011 6:19:42 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Prison authorities have decided to assign prisoners to do agricultural activities in prisons island wide.

Commissioner General of Prisons P.W. Kodippili has said the prisoners would from now on provide their food requirement by growing the crops on their own.

The Commissioner General has already directed the prison authorities in prisons located island wide.

Kodippili has said that prisoners would be used the development of the national economy by getting them to cultivate food crops needed for consumption in the prison.

He has added that all prisoners would be assigned to cultivate food crops and land would also be found for prisons that lack land facilities for agriculture.