Welikada Prison computerized
The Welikada Prison has computerized all details of prison inmates
for easy access, SP Lakshman Abeygunawardena told the Daily News
yesterday. He said that this system has been implemented in all wards of
the prison, including the female ward and prison hospital.
Abeygunawardena noted that there are 3,464 male inmates and 569
female inmates in the Welikada prison. The prison hospital houses
another 300 prison inmates.
Computerized data include personal details, such as, name, residence,
age, birthday, three special features of the body, school attended,
education level, family details and a scanned photograph.
This data also includes the number of cases and complaints against
the prisoner, whether reconvicted or not and the next date of Court
He said that this system has enabled prison officers to trace back
the history of a prisoner very easily and fast. It has made the prison
management more efficient, he said. This project is being conducted with
UNDP funding. A spokesman of the Prisons Department said that it hopes
to extend this system to other prisons as well in the near future.