All prisons to Gota

It is reported that the Department of Prisons is to be handed over to the Ministry of Defense.

During the past several institutions have been taken over by the Ministry of Defense. Among them are Urban Development Authority, the Registration of Persons Department, the Department of Coast Guard, the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Civil Defense Corp and National Dangerous Drugs Control Board of Sri Lanka. The Ministry has taken over these institutions in addition to its authority on the three services – Army, Navy and Air Force as well as the Police Department.

The taking over of Prisons Department is another step of the process of taking over various institutions by the Ministry of Defense say reports.

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