Families of political prisoners seek TNA response

The 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)