The Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran, has appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena to release all Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPS) on the next Poya Day.
Drawing the attention of the President to the statement of the presidential candidate Gothabaya Rajapakse that if he comes to power, he would release all Tamil Political Prisoners after a period of rehabilitation, Wigneswaran demanded that President is capable of doing the same now.
“This is exactly what I requested of Your Excellency. Why not Your Excellency do this on the next Poya Day because there would not be any opposition to your action on account of one of the Presidential Candidates having promised to do exactly what Your Excellency is capable of doing now”. Wigneswaran said.
“Even the Prime Minister Hon’ Ranil Wickremasinghe would not oppose such move due to political reasons. This would be an apt reparation to us who worked hard to bring you in as President in January 2015” Wigneswaran further said in his letter.