Appoint commission to probe attacks on prisoners - Sangaree asks President

Appoint commission to probe attacks on prisoners - Sangaree asks President

August 13, 2012   11:57 am

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The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) today called on President Rajapaksa to appoint a commission of inquiry to look into alleged assaults on inmates of Mahara Prison by prison officers.

Two prisoners out of 30 Tamil prisoners transferred from Vavuniya to Mahara following a hostage situation had succumbed to injuries.

Ganesan Nimalaruban, a resident of Vavuniya, succumbed to his injuries on July 04 after being admitted to the Ragama Hospital while Mariyadas Nevil Dilrukshan, who was in a coma for over a month, died on August 07.

In an open letter to President Rajapaksa, TULF General Secretary, V .Anandasangaree, claimed that Dilrukshan and several other Tamil prisoners were “brutally attacked” by the Mahara Prison officials and earlier on the same day by Anuradhapura Prison officials. 

“I strongly urge that you should appoint a commission of inquiry to find out the mystery that surrounds this unfortunate tragic incident, to find out whether the victims of this brutal assault are taking proper treatment and to recommend sufficient compensation to all victims including the families of these two unfortunate youths who are dead,” the former MP stated.

He added that many secrets would come to light and that the real culprit would be exposed to the world if an impartial inquiry is conducted into the incident.

“The country’s name must be cleared since representatives from 42 countries were participating in a conference organized by the army, during which period this tragic incident had taken place,” Anandasangaree said. 




Anandasangaree Letter to President Rajapaksa
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