It was an emotional moment as everyone knew that it would be the last event celebrated at the Bogambara prison. Built in the year 1876 the Bogambara Prisons is a maximum security Prison for Prisoners. It is the 2nd largest prison in Sri Lanka, situated in the Kandy Central Province. Built by the then British Colonial Government, and Inspector General of Police Mr. Saunders. The building is an archaeological landmark of Sri Lanka. The gallows is also housed in Bogambara, although it is not used now. The building is like a fortress or Bastille with walls going round it and high security towers which look like ancient battlements.
The long standing Bogambara prison will be closed by the 15th February 2014 and already many of the prisoners were shifted to other prisons in elsewhere. Early 2014 sentenced prisoners staged a protest at Bogambara by climbing to the roof calling the authorities to send them to a place where there is enough room for them to breath.
Human Rights Office Kandy, Torture in Sri Lanka, Disappearances in Sri Lanka, Healing and Counseling
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