Tamil Political Prisoners: Hunger Strike Temporarily Called Off

The hunger strike launched by the Tamil political prisoners has been temporarily called off until 15th December 2015.

The prisoners have come to this decision following a discussion with Minister D.M Swaminathan, Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran, and Commissioner General of Prisons on the decisions taken at the meeting of high level government officials yesterday.

DSCN1857Families of Tamil political prisoners protest outside UN office in Jaffna

Family members of Tamil Political Prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) took part in a public protest in front of the UN office in Jaffna on Monday.

Tamil Lawyers Forum urges release of Tamil political prisoners in Sri Lanka

The Tamil Lawyers Forum released a statement today calling on Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to release all Tamil political prisoners that are currently being held in Sri Lankan prisons.