Sri Lanka’s prisons overloaded and exceeded capacity by 300%

- onlanka.com

Department of Prisons in Sri Lanka

Although the maximum number of inmates that can be held in the prisons across Sri Lanka is about 13,200, the entire prison system holds more than 26,000 inmates and among them, 16,000 are suspects, the Department of Prisons said.

Number of inmates who are incarcerated for various charges has steadily increased since the beginning of 2022, in every prison of the country, according to the statistical data of the Prisons Department.

The department has further pointed out that 74% of the inmates who were imprisoned in the year 2021 have been imprisoned for drug-related charges. The total number of inmates within the prisons is 4,600 (34%), while there are 8,700 (65%) suspects held within the prisons, it added.

The number of prisoners and suspects who have been incarcerated on drug-related charges has exceeded 50% of the total number of inmates in the year 2022, the Prisons Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake added.

Furthermore, it is observed that some prisons have exceeded this capacity by 300%, he claimed.

The post Sri Lanka’s prisons overloaded and exceeded capacity by 300% appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.

You may also like

- adaderana.lk

The online applications for university admissions for the academic year 2023'2024 will open on 14 June 2024, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said.

- island.lk

A sensational rescue effort from Sherfane Rutherford set up a third win on the trot for West Indies in the T20 World Cup 2024 while putting New Zealand on the verge of elimination at the Brian Lara stadium in Tarouba. With the win, the co-hosts have also secured a spot in the Super Eight. New […]

- adaderana.lk

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival that would use interest earned on profits from Russia s frozen central bank assets as collateral.

- news.lk

The next "Jayagamu Sri Lanka People's Mobile Service" program is scheduled to take place in Chilaw's "Shirley Corea" Stadium on June 14 and 15, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment. With this effort, hope to produce a generation of smart Sri Lankan workers who are prepared for the digital era.

- adaderana.lk

The Colombo High Court has temporarily lifted the overseas travel ban imposed on the Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Geoffrey Aloysius, said Ada Derana reporter.

- adaderana.lk

SriLankan Airline CEO Richard Nuttall said that the government is on its way to privatise several state-owned enterprises as part of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program and one of those is the flag carrier of the island nation.

Resources for Sri Lankan Charities:View All

How important are accountability and transparency for a charity to receive international donations
How important are accountability and transparency for a charity to receive international donations

Sri Lankan Events:View All

Sep 02 - 03 2023 12:00 am - 1:00 am Sri Lankan Events - Canada
Sep 09 2023 7:00 pm Sri Lankan Events - Australia
Sep 16 2023 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm Sri Lankan Events - USA
Oct 14 2023 8:00 am Sri Lankan Events - UK

Entertainment:View All

Technology:View All

Local News

Local News

Sri Lanka News

@2023 - All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Rev-Creations, Inc