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Vocational training for Sri Lanka’s prisoners with private sector participation

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will provide vocational training to remand as well as short and long-term prisoners under the supervision of the Department of Prisons with the participation of the private sector, the government said.

Speaking at the cabinet briefing held yesterday, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Ramesh Pathirana said that according to the program, short and long term imprisoned and remanded inmates will be e;ogob;e to receive training in selected fields for a period of six to 12 months.

Certificates will be awarded to those who successfully complete these courses, said Pathirana, adding that they will be provided with employment opportunities in the private sector.

According to Minister of Justice, Human Resources and Legal Reforms Nimal Sripala de Silva, nearly 100,000 get remanded annually. (Colombo/May15/2020)

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