Cases filed on 54 LTTE suspects set to commence

The Government says cases filed on 54 LTTE suspects are set to commence.

Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said that the police are also still conducting investigations on six suspects.

She was responding in Parliament to questions raised by some Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members over the plight of Tamil political prisoners.

Atukorale has said in the past that there are no political prisoners in Sri Lanka.

When speaking in Parliament today the Minister said that there are some LTTE suspects still in custody.

She said that cases have been filed against 54 suspects and their cases will commence soon.

The Minister also said that the advise of the Attorney General (AG) has been sought on three suspects.

Speaking further, the Minister said that the Police are still investigating six suspects so further action cannot be taken. (Colombo Gazette)

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