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