While saying that, it’s a welcome that Gota has put out a call to Tamil and Muslim people to rally with him, Rev. Fr. Sakthivel, the Coordinator of the Organization for the release of Political Prisoners also expressed hope that,the new President will release the Tamil political Prisoners.
He has said so when asked to comment about the stance of his organization after the election of the new President.
Elaborating further he said that in the context of former President Maithripala had released a Tamil Political Prisoner as soon as he took over as President, it is assumable that Executive Presidential power could be used to release similar prisoners.
In a context where the Tamil people should rally around him , they should be assured that solutions will be delivered for their political problems, we hope that the new President will attention on the TPPs and take action to release them, he said.