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The process for releasing 30 ex-LTTEers detained in prisons countrywide will begin tomorrow, the Prisons Department said today.

Prisons Commissioner General Rohana Pushpakumara said the Attorney General’s Department had given the green light last week to release 30 of the 168 ex-LTTEers detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

He said the AG is yet to submit the names of those to be released under this procedure.

“Those detained for minor crimes will be released first,” Mr. Pushpakumara said.

The detainees had begun another hunger strike recently demanding that they be release. Prisons officials said it was still continuing.

The ex-LTTE detainees launched a hunger strike at several prisons on October 12 and it was called off after an assurance given by the President to set up a mechanism to look into their demands.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 7

  • Lanka Tuesday, 10 November 2015 01:06 PM

    Please, They are not ex-LTTEers,

    max Tuesday, 10 November 2015 02:16 PM

    Wonders of Yahapalanaya!

    Sharon Tuesday, 10 November 2015 03:09 PM

    Way to go...... It is too peaceful now............

    Anura the eelamist Tuesday, 10 November 2015 03:40 PM

    Avant Garde, Lamboginis, Bunkers. I cant see nor hear anything else.

    Eds Tuesday, 10 November 2015 03:45 PM

    Can we bring back prabakaran from the dead?

    simon Tuesday, 10 November 2015 04:20 PM

    Are you sure ?

    Milindra Tuesday, 10 November 2015 06:36 PM

    This is really good and this should be the way forward!

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