Tamil Diplomat

Proposal for general Amnesty to TPPs rejected by the Cabinet

A proposal regarding the release of Tamil political prisoners submitted by Re-settlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan,  was rejected by the Cabinet due to    the opposition of several ministers under the grounds that granting General Amnesty will create a bad precedence.

However a consensus has been reached to consider the cases of TPPs detained for long time without charges, and to continue the initiative by  Minister of Justice, Wijeyathasa Rajapakse.