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By Lakna Paranamanna

Sri Lanka has the largest illegal prisons camp in the world detaining some 8000 political prisoners within them, University Lecturers for Democracy (ULD) member Professor Kumar David said quoting the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).
 

Speaking at a press briefing held by the ULD a short while ago, Prof. David said that ex-army commander Sarath Fonseka is the most well known among other political prisoners which include thousands of Tamil youth who are detained without a warrant or any other legal provisions.


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  • chin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:53 PM

    foreinerges are not fools like you

    sam Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:55 PM

    Mevan, why is it that you people say its happening elsewhere so why can't it happen here? Why should we allow it to happen in Sri Lanka is my question?

    thusi Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:55 PM

    is this is the same Kumar David who said the SL army is committing human rights violation in the last months of the war????

    channa Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:56 PM

    This guy is a LTTE supporter....pls read his articles he wrote in newspapers....

    thusi Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:01 PM

    Very good question.....The Cat is out of the bag.... So called Prof Kumar David is not interested in Political prisoners...He is interested in detained LTTE terrorist cadres....

    kule Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:03 PM

    Since when did the LTTE terrorist cadres become Political prisoners??? Joke of the day....

    Katina Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:20 PM

    Tin (tan?)
    OK. If they are suspected of involvement on terrrorist activities
    Why not charge them. Some of them were arrested even before the last stages of the war.

    Pandian Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:21 PM

    So you will be investgating for 30 years!!!!

    chin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:46 PM

    Who is this fool asking release of hard core LTTEers?

    We know what you wanted , sorry.

    Josh Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:50 PM

    shows how weak the judiciary system is for the opposition and how strong it is for the government!!

    hehe Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:34 PM

    mokata kiyanawada, poodak gihin balala enda.paw ne.

    chin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:55 PM

    That is good for the country. To get rid of traiters.

    TDDC Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:57 PM

    Dear Pro David, I think you did a mistake. The actual number should be corrected as 8001.

    chin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:57 PM

    our fools did not shoot them like they do in Iraq, Afganistan, Vietnam

    chin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:59 PM

    Where were you when these terrorists killing innocent people ? Sleeping?

    VIKUM Wednesday, 06 October 2010 06:48 PM

    Well said

    VIKUM Wednesday, 06 October 2010 06:53 PM

    including this LTTE Prof.

    Riyadh Camel Wednesday, 06 October 2010 09:12 PM

    Visit some of the IDP camps and all of you will know what the learned Prof is saying ....

    Desapriya Thursday, 07 October 2010 11:00 PM

    There are lot of Job Vacancies in PRC , SL can send them there.

    garawi Thursday, 07 October 2010 11:03 PM

    He is branding the captured LTTE terrorists as political prisoners!

    Hirantha Rodrigo Friday, 08 October 2010 01:43 AM

    Amazing.....such a small country .....will be doubled in the near future....opposition beware.

    Wasantha Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:12 PM

    The way the things are happening, very soon number will exceed 10,000. In order to reserve enough space MR gave general amnesty and released almost 1000 prisoners recently.

    Zahran Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:26 AM

    Very good information professor. Only God can stop this injustice scenario

    Ranjith Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:29 AM

    New Myanmar the Fool's Paradise

    ish Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:38 AM

    its not surprising....

    ajith Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:33 PM

    Where is so called FREEDOM Mr.MR???????
    Answer your critics.
    If not Srilanka is sure to be labeled as a another Myanmar.

    Mewan Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:35 PM

    Why can't the God can't stop the injustice in Iraq, Afghanistan, Plastine. Ane nikan inna ane baila kiyanne netuwa.
    Those so called tamil youths were LTTE caders. Babala.

    saman Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:42 PM

    DM , why are u publishing anti Gov News ? U all biased media created this monster

    XYZ Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:43 PM

    This must be an eye opener.. but will it ?

    cholan Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:49 PM

    ONLY GOD CAN SAVE TAMILS

    gunarathne Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:51 PM

    America why still you are approving IMF loans to this babaric regime. Why foreinerges are coming as tourists. Stop.

    Tin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:56 PM

    How come LTTE suspects become political prisoners while they had been involved in terrorist acts.

    irosha Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:02 PM

    soon this number will increase.......MR will send some UNP/JVP politicians in soooon.

    Prabu Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:24 AM

    paw neda ane eyala...

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:14 PM

    Why only Tamils? Was Pradeep a Tamil? Is the General a Tamil? Let us look at the real danger, the violation of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in respect of all Citizens of Sri Lanka.

    nanabst Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:18 PM

    We Sri Lanka has no political prisoners, who ever captured from LTTE such as fighters, Supporters, child solders, women fighters should be regarded as enemy combatant. They should not release unless a proper investigation is carried out and proven innocence. Sri Lanka not needs to listen to that western NGO mafia who tried to destroy our country for last 30+ years.

    D Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:28 PM

    How do you define LTTE Carders....Any Tamil Youth or any one you has a different political view point? or Some one arrested evidence.....If it was evidence why aren't they prosecuted....Fine If they were LTTE Carders why aren't they integrated with the current rehabilitation programs...part is rehabilitated...part is kept it in remand custody as suspects....
    Guess Mewan didnt see the full picture.

    Ibnu Batuta Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:30 PM

    Gateway for another round of Lanka bashing.

    TMA Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:35 PM

    Proud 2 B a Sri Lankan

    nimba Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:07 PM

    Lucky that those 8,000 are alive. Many more got evapourated under state terrorism

    nikop Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:11 PM

    Very soon all srilankan will be prisoners.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:29 PM

    Sure, this Gentleman will build a manson soon. Will say another for his children soon!. Well done, sir. Sell the country for your soul.

    Thomas Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:31 PM

    BEWARE Prof. Kumar David you may be added to this number soon.


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