Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2016

No CCTV cameras for Colombo prisons

e365321e0d4f965ccc0bfc451a980dc9_lThe Prisons Department has abandoned an idea to install CCTV cameras in its prisons in Colombo city.

It had been estimated that Rs. 30 million would have to be spent for each of the prisons – Welikada, Remand and Magazine.

Prison spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya said the idea was abandoned due to the cost factor.

However, all three prisons would have CCTV cameras installed at their entrances by the end of the year.

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