Tamil National Allinace Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran has observed that Justice Ministry is taking steps to release political prisoners following a indepth study.
These prisoners fall under trhee categories. One category is those who have been convicted and are currently serving imprisonment. They need presidential amnesty. Second category is those prisoners who have been charged and cases are pending. The third category is those persons who are in custody under detention orders and against whom charges have not been framed.
Speaking at a meeting in Trincomalee, Sumanthiarn stated that steps are taken to secure their release. Sampanthan has raised the issue at the right forum. A Cabinet paper is to be submitted for the purpose.