When the Justice Minister yesterday in Colombo met the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPS) and assured that their problem will be solved before the end of this year, the TPPs refused to accept his assurance and called for the intervention and assurance by the President. He is the father of the nation. He should intervene in our problem, they said.
Yesterday, having discussion with the detainees, the Minister told the media he promised the strikers to give a solution to their matter before the end of this year. The Minister also stated that he asked the detainees to give up the hunger strike accordingly.