Controversial ‘Super Prison’ opens on Monday

2017-10-14 17:32:37

The country’s first prison facility built in line with international standards at Angunukolapelessa, Hambantota is to be declared open on Monday.

The prison which is known as the ‘Super Prison’ among the public due to its luxury features made headlines in view of its special features.

The prison facility which was built at an estimated cost of Rupees 9.5 billion on a 65-hectare land was to be opened with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena on March 16 this year but was postponed as the President had later declined the invitation.

The new complex will house the inmates of the Tangalle Prison which is in poor condition and is capable of sheltering about 1,500 inmates.

The prison complex would be declared open by Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorale and the Prison Reforms Minister D.M.Swaminathan with the participation of officials of the Department of Prisons. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

Pix by Samantha Perera

  Comments - 24

  • Tony Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:01

    No different to wealthy people there home and prison same standard in the meantime no different to poor people there home and prison same poor standard. via DM Android App

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    Scooby Doo Monday, 16 October 2017 10:18

    Well said. They could have built a Children`s home with this money. Really sad to see the current situation of the country.

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    Sailani Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:07

    9.5 billion alocated for wrong doing vips how many billions alocated for war effected people. via DM Android App

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    Sailani Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:12

    Wise man will do wise thing for their future. via DM Android App

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    Asoka Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:44

    Well said...

    Reply : 0       13

    ceylon Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:38

    that mean sirisena never new untill complete it .time to think by people is this man suitable for to do even a room boy job. via DM Android App

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    S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:40

    Namal, Gamampilla, Aluthgamage

    Reply : 4       20

    Ruthra Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:42

    Luxury Prison means - don't know it is fully Air-conditioned with TV and Wi-Fi facilities. good .... good.... says JO gangsters.

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    prabhath Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:42

    Hope we will have some super prisoners very soon to be housed in this!

    Reply : 3       14

    James Bond 999 Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:43

    What is the logic getting facilities for prisoners, then people will like to go and reside committing any amount of sins.

    Reply : 7       19

    Shan Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:43

    It was finally finished. Now its time to crack the wip on MR and rest of the family members to call "home away from home"

    Reply : 4       24

    Dp Monday, 16 October 2017 10:55

    Arjun mahendran has already reserved a suite

    Reply : 0       2

    Linton Wickramanayake Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:45

    So many Hospitals in the remote areas don't have beds, no proper toilet facilities etc., why these unnecessary expenses on Prisons, very sad.

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    D.R. Somaratne Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:55

    Better to send Rajapakshe family members first over there.

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    Mason Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:49

    Retain Minister Swaminathan in the Prison. He together with controversial Wettasinghe wants to roast the homeless in the North, in French made pre-fabricated houses on steel frames, that would not be suitable for habitation due to the blazing sun in this part of the country. This is nothing but murder on the one hand, and may be "gifts" from Wettasinghe.

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    Sambo Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:38

    So this is the future home for the wealthy rouges. They wont feel the difference as now and get admitted in the prison hospital or a private hospital. Once again we pay for the welfare of the rouges and thieves.

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    Dee Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:28

    Who will be the new tenants in these prisons?

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    nick Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:49

    woow what a thinking of MR & co.. they knew one day they will end in prison so they layed the foundation before their defeat at near their home place he is a wise man no wonder he planed his future well via DM Android App

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    Sanjeeva Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:53

    Dear Minister, Good to hear that a prison build to international standards. Even better if you could trained to international standards the Jail employees, police officers, lawyers and Judges. Sad to see only a handful conduct themselves in a dignified manner in this so called Dharma Deepa.

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    Dee Monday, 16 October 2017 09:30

    Should be named 'Hambantota Rajapakse International Prison'

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    saman Monday, 16 October 2017 10:54

    MR and his brothers plan it well ,have a super prison for them first inmate should be Namal and his pvt secretary ,and may be provide a air hostess from Sri lankan on weekly basis for him as his uncle did when he was the Chairman

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    Asoka Monday, 16 October 2017 10:58

    Better allow them to stay at their respective homes...

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    sujata Monday, 16 October 2017 16:34

    this prison is better than many of the state housing schemes, may be that was MR's priority

    Reply : 0       0

    amazing Monday, 16 October 2017 16:46

    So sad, when so many desparately poor people in this country without a roof over their heads!!

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