Seen in the press
Read our selection of press reports about this country. This is a short description of prison conditions on a national scale. It gives an account of the preceding year’s events.
Sri Lanka: Amnesty International calls for thorough, impartial probe into prison deathsAmnesty International has called for a thorough and impartial investigation into the deaths of at least 11 inmates in a prison riot in Sri Lanka and asked the authorities to implement their commitments to release hundreds of detainees to ease overcrowding and improve conditions in the country’s jai…
Source — The Week
Sri Lanka: Drug menace: What is going wrong?Department of Prisons’ statistics show that in 2015, nearly half, or 46.4 percent, of prisoners convicted were drug offenders. This means that, of the 24,086 who were sentenced, a massive 11,171 went to jail for narcotics crimes. That is the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The previous year, the per…
Source — The Sunday Times
Sri Lanka: report on minimizing congestion in prisons and prison reforms to be presented in parliamentThe first report of the inter-institutional task force appointed to identify judicial and legal reasons for minimizing congestion in prisons and prison reforms will be presented in parliament.
Source — Colombo Page