Tamil Diplomat

Political Prisoners, President must express his stance: Selvam

Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian Selvam Addaikalanathan has stated that President Maithripala Sirisena must explicitly express his stance on the release of political prisoners.

In a statement issued to the media, he stated that having languished long in prison without trial, these unfortunate political prisoners engaged in a fast demanding their release. Following an assurance that the matter would be resolved by November 7, they gave up the fast.

He continued that in view of the contradictory opinions expressed by different sections in the government, it has become necessary for President Sirisena to express his stance and allay fears.