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Prison Department Colours Award Ceremony was held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently which afforded an opportunity for Prison Department employees to display their sports skills after lapse of four years.

Minister of Prisons and Prison Reforms D. M. Swaminathan and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayesundara participated as special guests together with former star cricketer Aravinda de Silva.

Current Commissioner General of Prisons, Nishan Dhanasinghe takes a keen interest in promoting cricket in the Prisons Department as he was a former cricketer as well as an umpire.

Several former senior officers in the Prisons Department including former Prisons Commissioner and ex-international hockey player Luxman Abeygoonawardene, former State Services cricketer Lal Wickremesinghe, Ranjith Ekanayake, Ranjith Kulatunghe, Gunaratne Kuruppu and A. Basnayake were among the distinguished guests at the event.
K. S. Kumara was adjudged as the Best Sportsman for 2017 while volleyball, cricket, football players and athletes were among the recipients of awards.

P. Manthreeratne was awarded as the Best Female Sportsperson

Translated by Ananda Elkaduwa
Pics by Teran Nanayakkara

Principal of Ananda College, S. G. Keerthiratne awarding colours for athletics to Chandana Ekanayake
Principal of Ananda College, S. G. Keerthiratne awarding colours for athletics to Chandana Ekanayake
Prisons Superintendent Jagath Weerasinghe receives the Merit Award for Cricket from Aravinda de Silva. Prisons Commissioner General Nishan Dhanasinghe looks on
Prisons Superintendent Jagath Weerasinghe receives the Merit Award for Cricket from Aravinda de Silva. Prisons Commissioner General Nishan Dhanasinghe looks on
Prison Department Colours Award Ceremony (6)
K. S. Kumara receives the Best Sportsman Award from Hon Minister of Prisons D. M. Swaminathan and IGP Pujith Jayesundara
Distinguished former cricket player Aravinda de Silva with former State Services cricket player Lal Wickremesinghe and ex-international hockey player and former Prisons Commissioner Luxman Abeygoonawardene
Distinguished former cricket player Aravinda de Silva with former State Services cricket player Lal Wickremesinghe and ex-international hockey player and former Prisons Commissioner Luxman Abeygoonawardene
Chathurangi Jayewardene receives colours from Aravinda de Silva. Prisons Commissioner Shantha Ratnayake looks on
Chathurangi Jayewardene receives colours from Aravinda de Silva. Prisons Commissioner Shantha Ratnayake looks on
Prison Department Colours Award Ceremony (1)
P. Manthreeratne receives the award for the Best Female Sportsperson from the Minister of Prisons