BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

Creative talents of ex-combatants on National Prisoners Day.

National Prisoner's Day commemoration events this year were held at the Sanath Jayasuriya Stadium, Matara, between 12th and 14th September, 2011. H.E. the President, Mahinda Rajapakse inaugurated the exhibition and the commemorative function in the afternoon of 12th September.

The three-day exhibition included several stalls displaying a variety of cultural items produced by the prison inmates and rehabilitees. They also presented diverse cultural performances including dance and musical events. All departments under the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reform participated in the exhibition organizing a number of stalls.

B.C.G.R stall served to highlight the creative talents of ex-combatants under going rehabilitation, by displaying handicrafts and other art works produced by them. Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reform, Hon. Chandrasiri Gajadeera and several other Ministers visited the BCGR stall. The stall also drew a large number of visitors from all walks of life, who showed great interest in and appreciation for the creative abilities of the ex-combatants.