The Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs), who are on a fasting struggle have requested that they be released with short term rehabilitation.
8 TPPs detained at the Anuradhapura prison have gone into fasting struggle demanding their release.
Mathiarasan Suilaxan, Rasathurai Thiruvarul,Sivasubramanium Thilairaj,Rasapallavan Thaboruban,Rasaturai Jegan, Sooriyakanthy Jeyachandra all of Jaffn and Sivapragasam Sivaseelan of Kilinochchi and Tahkavel Nimalan who were arrested under the PTA and detained for more than 9 years had gone into the fasting struggle.
They are detained for more than 9 years and their cases filed in the courts are being deliberately delayed by the Attorney General’s Department, they said. The cases filed on the basis of their confessions only are being delayed by the Attorney General’s Department. Hence their cases should be expedited, concluded and they should be released, or they should be released with a short term of Rehabilitation, they further said.