The Prisons Department has become a headless entity after its Commissioner General Rumy Marzook`s term ended on Sunday.
Justice and Law Reforms Minister Amarasiri Dodangoda said President Mahinda Rajapaksa would appoint a new Commissioner General in a week`s time.
?I have requested the President to make an appointment without delay but it would take at least another week,? he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Marzook will handle all administrative matters until a new Commissioner General is appointed.
Mr. Marzook was initially appointed for one year and his term was extended for another year in 2005.