President assures to look into Tamil prisoners’ matter

President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to look into the issues faced by a group of Tamil prisoners who are currently on a hunger strike, after National Dialogue Minister Mano Ganeshan raised the issue at the cabinet meeting yesterday.

Following this the President has said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana and Minister Geneshan should meet the Attorney General and discuss the issue.

The President has also requested a report on the matter following discussions with the AG.

According to Ganeshan, the President has said that he would arrive at a decision after perusing the report.

Meanwhile, Ganeshan had also visited the Magazine Prison in Colombo after the cabinet meeting and had met the fasting prisoners.

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