Anuradhapura Prison inmates end hunger strike

Anuradhapura Prison inmates end hunger strike

February 27, 2016   05:47 pm

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The two inmates of the Anuradhapura Prison who launched a hunger strike demanding that they be charged in court or sent to a rehabilitation camp, have ended their protest fast.

The two Tamil prisoners, who were detained under the PTA over alleged links to the LTTE, had commenced the hunger strike around 6 days ago, refusing meals until a solution is provided.

However, the Commissioner General of Prisons Department H.N.C. Dhanasinghe stated that that the inmates have decided to end the strike due to prisons officials taking steps to proceed with their legal cases.

Meanwhile the hunger strike launched by 13 inmates of the Magazine Prison in Colombo is still ongoing. 

TNA Parliamentarian Charles Nirmalananthan today paid a visit to the protesting prisoners, who are detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for allegedly having links with the LTTE.

Ada Derana reporter said that prisoners demand that they be released on bail or rehabilitated and that they do not want presidential pardons.  

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