February 25, 2016 10:20 am
At least 16 Tamil prisoners held for suspected links with the defeated LTTE have gone on hunger strike in bid to press for their early release.
Some detainees at the Welikada prison and two in the north-central Anuradhapura prison are on hunger strike since Monday, prison officials said.
The detainees allege that the authorities have held them over a long period of time without any charge. Most have been imprisoned on suspicion of links with the Tamil Tigers.