Prison visitors not permitted to bring food for prisoners
The Department of Prisons says that relatives of the imprisoned persons will not be permitted to bring any food from home to give to prisoners due to the pandemic situation.
However, the Prisons Spokesperson, Chandana Ekanayake said that visitors will be granted the opportunity to visit prisoners in accordance with health guidelines.
The Spokesperson mentioned that relatives and visitors can also deposit Rs. 1,000 between 08 and 14 April at the prisons canteen, after which prison authorities will take steps to provide cooked food, snacks and sanitary items to the prisoners in line with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
The Department of Prisons has taken this decision to prevent more cases of COVID-19.