The Prisons Department is planning to install CCTV camera systems by the end of this year, Spokesperson Thushara Upuldeniya said.
“As an initial stage, the department is hoping to install CCTV cameras in prison in the Western Province,” he said.
The department plans to install camera systems in other prisons over the next few years, he said.
“We have sufficient funds to fulfill this project and there is no intention to cancel the project despite rumours to that effect,” Mr. Upuldeniya said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)