Northern Provincial Council (NPC) members staged a fast in Jaffna today backing the Tamil political prisoners who had launched a hunger strike yesterday.
NPC Chairman CVK Sivagnanam as well as Tamil National Alliance and EPDP members of the NPC took part in the fast.
Tamil political prisoners at key prisons around the country began a fast unto death on Monday, demanding their release.
The Prisons Department said that Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada prison were among those who were taking part in the fast.
The prisoners are calling for a Presidential pardon and have refused to suspend the fast till they get an acceptable solution. (Colombo Gazette)