Bogambara Prison

The Bogambara Prison is a maximum security prison and is the second largest prison in Sri Lanka. Situated in the old city of Kandy in the Central Province it was built in 1876 by the British colonial government under instructions of Inspector General Of Prisons and Police, N.R. Saunders. The oldest existing building in world heritage city of Kandy is also inside the Bogambara Prison, and presently it is used as the Carpentry stores. Gallows were shifted from Hangman’s Hill to Bogambara in 1876. Bogambara Prison is considered to be a rich archaeological landmark, it is also believed the construction of the Bogambara Prison has been done similar to the that of Bastille. The prison is administrated by the Department of Prisons.

Famous Inmates; Dr Colvin R. de Silva - Lanka Sama Samaja Party leader, anti-war movement leader during World War II and later a Member of Parliament.

Philip Gunawardena - Lanka Sama Samaja Party leader, anti-war movement leader during World War II and later a Member of Parliament.

William de Silva - Lanka Sama Samaja Party leader, anti-war movement leader during World War II and later a Member of Parliament.
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