Tamil Diplomat

All TPPs will be released in stages : Sumanthiran

The spokesman for TNA, M.A. Sumanthiran MP, said in reply to media questions regarding any improvement in the matter of release of TPPs and the statement of Minister of Justice, that TPPS who are accused of serious offences will not be released, at the end of the Development Meeting, held at Jaffna District Secretariat yesterday said that all TPPs will be released stage by stage and the TPPs accused of serious offences also will be released.

The government had given permission to release 85 TPPs to rehabilitation, but there are some legal problems and only 3 of them could be sent to rehabilitation. Arrangements are being made to release those against whom cases are pending in high courts.

We are opposing any of these. And we are not accepting these as solution we want all TPPs released. If Government consider some cases as serious we have asked themto leave them out and solve the other cases before how serious is the cases.

The Attorney General Department says that there are 15 serious cases. there may 30 suspects in these cases with varying involvements.

This is not going to be all-at-once activity. Release will be in stages. this is not a satisfactory arrangement In the last 6 years nobody was released. Now that they have started the release, all had to be patient for some more time, he said.