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

Annual Educational Tour of BCGR Staff

This year the annual educational trip of the BCGR staff was a planned visit to Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre (TRC) – Kandakadu, an interactive session with reintegrated ex combatants and visit places of important in Trincomalee.

The trip commenced with staff visiting the Somawathi Rajamaha Viharaya and offering white lotus flowers to invoke blessings. Thereafter the visit to TRC - Kandakadu took effect. Here the staff got the opportunity to observe the rehabilitation process at the centre and meet rehabilitees and the staff working in the centre. It was an important visit as most of new entrance has not visited the TRC – Kandakadu nor had a firsthand knowledge about rehabilitation. Then the staff moved to Trincomalee where the Staff had the get-together at 4 Armoured Regiment – Clappenburg, Trincomalee.

On the second day the staff visited the Koneswaram Kovil and worshiped at various offertories. A special event was organized to meet the reintegrated rehabilitees of Trincomalee District at HQ 2 (V) Gagaba Regiment. The event was organized by SEWCORB (TCO). Several reintegrated rehabilitees spoke their heart out and extended their gratitude to the rehabilitation process and explained how it transformed their lives helping them to live as an accepted human being in the society with a peace of mind. Furthermore they requested for further assistance to develop their living. The reintegrated rehabilitees were presented with gifts from staff of BCGR and had tea with the staff. A three wheeler was awarded to a reintegrated beneficiary by Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, courtesy of Foundation of Goodness to make an income for living.

Finally after lunch visited the Marble Beach in Trinco and returned to Colombo in the evening.