Protesters want 3 Lankans also freed

000000000000000000-500x300A protest was staged in Jaffna today calling for the release of the three Sri Lankans who were sentenced to death together with five Indians.

The five Indians were yesterday pardoned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa but the three Sri Lankans are still in jail serving a life sentence.

The family members of the Sri Lankans and others staged a protest walk in Jaffna which began from opposite the Jaffna prison this morning.

The five Indians were freed following protests in India and the intervention of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Indians were been handed over to the relevant officials yesterday to be sent back to India.

The five Indians and three Sri Lankans were apprehended in 2011 and were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court on October 30 for alleged drug trafficking. (Colombo Gazette)