Department of Prison states that the most of Sri Lankan prisoner population comprises of convicts charged for drug related crimes.
Prisons Commissioner, Nishan Dhanasinghe said that the department accommodates 16435 prisoners including 6844 who are sanctioned punishments.
469 of them are remanded while 999 are subjected to capital punishment.
Female prison population of the country is 797.
Prisons Commissioner further said that convicts with good conduct will be considered to be granted bails and increments in home-stay holidays by the Prisons Department in this year.