Inauguration Ceremony of Diploma in Correction and Rehabilitation

The inauguration ceremony of Diploma in Correction and Rehabilitation for prison officers offered by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya was held on the 22nd of July 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. This event was held with the objective of introducing course units and the academic staff members to the prison officers.
Prof. A.H.M.H. Abayarathna, Dean- Faculty of Social Sciences graced the event as the Chief Guest. Ven. Assistant Prof. Athkandawaka Saddhajeewa Thero, Psychological Counselor- University of California, academic staff members of the Department of Sociology including Senior Lecturer Dr. Anusha Edirisinghe, Coordinator of Diploma in Correction and Rehabilitation, Mr. W.M. Karunarathne, Registrar participated in the event representing the University of Kelaniya. Moreover, Mr. H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration/Intelligent and Security), Mr. Rohana Samantha Alahakoon, Director- Centre for Rehabilitation and Training in Corrections, Mr. L.P. Warnakulasooriya, Chief Jailor, – Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr. W.J.N. Senadheera, Deputy Director (Administration)- National Police Academy and Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr. Buddhika Samarapala, Deputy Director (Leadership and Management)- National Police Academy also participated in the event.
This is the inauguration ceremony of the 04th batch of Diploma in Correction and Rehabilitation and the batch consists of nearly 50 prison officers.