The first flag to launch the Flag Week to mark the National Prisoners’ Day which falls on September 12, was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (13).
The Chairman of the Prisoner’s Welfare Association, P.A. Kiriwandeniya pinned the flag on President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Prisoner’s Welfare Association organized this event annually to raise funds for the welfare of the prisoners and their family members.
Programmes for prisoners, including health camps, medical camps, distributing spectacles, uplifting sanitary facilities for them, conducting many community projects for their family members will he held using these funds.
Commissioner General of Prisons Nishan Dhanasinghe, Vice Chairman of the Association, retired Commissioner General of Prisons, Lionel Weerasinghe, Ms. Chula Samarawickrama and many others participated in this event.