The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has warned that it will stage a fast if President Maithripala Sirisena makes a u-turn on his assurance to the Tamil political prisoners.
The Tamil political prisoners had suspended their fast unto death yesterday after the President assured a solution to their concerns.
The assurance was conveyed to the prisoners by the TNA, including opposition and TNA leader R. Sampanthan.
The TNA however said that if the President fails to meet his commitments by November 7 the prisoners will resume their fast and the TNA will also join them.
The prisoners have been demanding their release or to be tried for the charges raised against them.
Several prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, have not be presented to court.
The President has assured that those facing minor charges will be released but the hardcore former LTTE cadres will remain in prison. (Colombo Gazette)