The parents and family members placed flowers at the replica of the monument that was prepared at the stage, after the religious observances.
at Bogambara - Dumbara Prison
The day’s events included inputs by Psychiatric Dr. Damith Hettiarachchi, Mrs. Surangika Ranaweera a lawyer of the HRO and by the director Fr. Nandana Manatunga who made a visual presentation and elaborated on the theme “Empowering Women –Empowering Humanity” followed by dances and a drama by the female prisoners.
The former Mahamaya Girls College principal Mrs. Wijesinghe an official monitor to the prison, appreciated the painstaking work of the officials, in caring the detainees and requested them to consider it, not as a duty but rather as a commitment.
The drama staged by the inmates was the highlight of the day as they dramatized the reasons for their imprisonment. While accepting the reality, they visualized their regrets and repentance and hope for a better future once they are released.
With the Women’s day being celebrated at the Prison, the female detainees were recognized, accepted and dignified. At this occasion the HRO made few more avenues and scheduled future activities and thus openings to monitor the prison conditions and identify the detainees who need legal & other assistance.