SRILANKAN NEWS

Political prisoner issue raised in Parliament as students begin fast

The issue over Tamil political prisoners was raised in Parliament today as Jaffna university students began a hunger strike over the issue.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan told Parliament that the Tamil political prisoners must be set free.

He said that despite several assurances the Government has not taken steps to address the issue.

Jaffna university students began a hunger strike demanding a meeting with the President to discuss their concerns on the political prisoner issue.

Several students are taking part in the hunger strike.

Courtesy: Colombo Gazette