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22 May 2012 01:18 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today renewed its request for the release all ‘Tamil political prisoners’.

Making a statement in parliament under Standing Orders 23-II, TNA leader R. Sampanthan said as many as 234 Tamil prisoners had been on a hunger strike for six consecutive days and their health condition had deteriorated.

Mr. Sampanthan said the government had pardoned a number of LTTE leaders, upon their readiness to support the ruling party. He said the 234 prisoners, including some disabled were among those who surrendered to the military during the last stages of the war.

He said that while appreciating the government’s rehabilitation programme, which re-integrated some 10,000 people into society, there were hundreds of others still in prison. (KB & YP)

  Comments - 13

  • ase Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:20 AM

    Ya right. Political prisoners who held AK-47s.

    KAF Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:00 PM

    political prisoners???
    .....You mean Terrorist suspects. Actually not suspects, true terrorists.

    perera Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:57 PM

    i thought they were terrorist scum not political prisoners

    jacoob Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:59 AM

    Lot of terrorists and war criminals are infact outside the cell .. we need to expedite the process so that they also can go inside ..

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:31 AM

    Did you see them with AK-47's? Dont believe everything what a criminal government like this says. Your son could be next.

    KALU ALBERT Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:27 AM

    This all are innocent TERRORIST .

    SAM_SPARROW Wednesday, 23 May 2012 03:32 AM

    i believe most of them are political prisoners and becourse of they are tamils they were listed in terrorist category..

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