Families of political prisoners seek TNA response

jailThe families of Tamil political prisoners have written to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) seeking clarity on their stand on the Tamil prisoners.

In a letter to TNA leader R. Sampanthan, the families of 217 Tamil political prisoners who launched a fast recently, have said they want to know the stand the TNA has taken with regards to the issue before November 7.

President Maithripala Sirisena had assured a solution to the prisoners before November 7 which resulted in the prisoners suspending their recent fast.

There were reports that some of the prisoners can be given bail and the families have urged the TNA to ensure all Tamil political prisoners are given amnesty or freed unconditionally. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Tamils won’t get an answer from their leaders. Because the Tamil leaders diverted the UNHRC resolution to Tamil prisoners issue. Tamil leaders won’t admit that they have been fooled by India and the West. The UNHRC resolution done a little or nothing for Tamils, but it has enough loopholes for the West to create a disaster for Sri Lanka and Asia. Again Tamils have created a disaster for themselves and for the other Asians.

  2. It is a wrong to name these are political prisoners. They are terror-suspects. Hope that editors use the correct term s rather than using misnomers to please certain ethnicity.


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