PTA prisoners on hunger strike

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More than twenty prisoners held under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) are on a hunger strike in Anuradhapura Prison.

The prisoners, who commenced the fast at 6 am today, urged the authorities to put them on trial without further delay.

They claimed that President Maithripala Sirisena had assured them of a speedy prosecution.

Some prisoners, taken into custody for alleged links to the LTTE, have been detained for eight years. (Dayarathne Abogama)

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  • Riz Monday, 08 August 2016 04:21 PM

    suspected people are suffering in jails for years while confirmed criminals are running luxury life outside.


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