The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) called on the government to release all Tamil political prisoners who are still in jail.
The TNA said that despite the end of the conflict, the Tamils in the island were disappointed as none of their problems had been addressed or resolved.
“It has been six years but we are very disappointed. Several hundred Tamil political prisoners continue to languish in jail and despite urging the past and present governments to grant them general amnesty, nothing has been done to date,” TNA member Suresh Premachandran said.
He said Tamils in the north were also disappointed at the ‘heavy’ presence of the military in the northern province and called on the government to appoint soldiers equally in all the provinces of the country.
“The Tamils feel they are always being monitored and are under threat. Out of 200,000 military personnel, 150,000 are deployed in the north alone,” Premachandran said. (Colombo Gazette)