Bogambara comes under President on Jan. 1

2013-12-16 11:17:55

The properties and belongings of the Bogambara Prisons in Kandy were expected to be to be handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on January 01, Commissioner General of Prisons Chandrarathne Pallegama said today.

The prisoners of the Bogambora complex are being transferred to the new Prison complex in Pallekele.

“We are panning to hand over complex to the President on January 1. We are hoping to transfer all the prisoners to the new prison complex in Pallekele by the end of this year,” he said.

Further action would be taken in this regard, after the Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons Chandrasiri Gajadeera arrived in the country, he said.

The Bogambara prison would be opened for public viewing for two weeks to see the historical buildings inside, he said.

The dates for public viewing are not yet confirmed. (Chaturanga Pradeep - DM Online)

  Comments - 23

  • Andrew Pitugala Monday, 16 December 2013 12:26

    Great News !!!

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    Perumal Monday, 16 December 2013 13:59

    Yea, really great, A hotel will come up with a Casino zone!

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    coastel-beruwala Monday, 16 December 2013 12:41

    May be later! these properties will be sold to a foreign company to build luxury hotels!

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    GC Monday, 16 December 2013 14:03

    That' could be OK as long as the historic structures are preserved But would there be Casinos ?

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    hks Monday, 16 December 2013 12:50

    More and more prisons mean more and more prisoners in time to come..! Beware!!

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    RanjithT Monday, 16 December 2013 12:53

    How could this be? Prison land is crown property and President is an individual has no right to the ownership of crown land.

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    Kalutaraboy Monday, 16 December 2013 13:36

    what Crown Land ? we are not under the CROWN anymore now under the carpet

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    Jansz Tuesday, 17 December 2013 02:01

    In terms of this ordinance all lands, ownership of which could not be proved were decided to be state lands. It still exists. And those lands belong to the state. Not the Almighty President.

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    The God Father Monday, 16 December 2013 14:41

    A casino in kandy too?

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    Gamarala Tuesday, 17 December 2013 01:18

    The Bogambara prison is an eyesore to the beautiful city of Kandy. The sooner it is demolished the better for the town. This is very valuable land that could be utilized for many purposes that would enhance the city of Kandy.

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    dIREsTRAITS Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:38

    then, close your eyes and keep them shut

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    ANTON Tuesday, 17 December 2013 05:19


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    Upali Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:00

    If the effort is genuine, move could be beneficial to the public.
    But at last it will be beneficial for individuals.

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    Godaya Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:03

    Will it be taken for : a center for night races,
    A hotel with casino,
    A conference hall for Kandy. ???
    Or a circuit for Paba,Anarkali, Geetha and Malini

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    Flatwhite Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:26

    I am a Kandyan and look at the congession in the town no proper traffic plan,look at lake side road traffic can take up to hours as how many schools and hospitals are on that road.Look at Katugastota kandy road its a nightmare like wise Kundasale kandy road another nightmare.Peradeniya to kandy is similar.Prison has to move,proper bus stops should be built and goodshed is terrible and our most iconic Kandy Railway staion is pathetic. We are proud of our history and heritage but in comparisson to south development Kandy is 5o years backwards thanks to all our UNP/PA ministers who has done nothing and the 2nd city of Sri Lanka does not even have a highway.Shame and shame

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    Sim Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:29

    Is the Commissioner General the owner of Bogambara Prisons to hand over that property to President. How can Public property be handed over to an indvidual?

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    npj Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:22

    Ide4al place for government MPs. Correct decision.

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    jane Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:19


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    sobers Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:07

    "Health is Wealth", This should be converted to a Hospital and added to the Kandy general Hospital as Hundreds of patients are either sharing a bed or sleeping on the ground. Let our health standards improve. We don't need any other tamashas!

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    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:19

    long overdue action.

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    investigator Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:57

    before give it to president,check is there any gold.

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    Sundaralingam Ayya Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:16

    Enna appa gamarala, the prison has been there for the last 135 years and it's a pretty building. It is not going to get utilized more than what it is now.

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    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 17 December 2013 14:01

    My body fish dancing.

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