Tamil Diplomat

Swaminathan on persons in custody

Prison Reforms Minister D.M.Swaminathan has stated that thirty four persons have been convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act due to their involvement in LTTE terrorism.

He was making the statement in a document presented in parliament. According toe the document there were 136 suspects in prisons while there were 10 appellants. Of the LTTE suspects and prisoners, the government had released 19 convicts, enlarged 67 suspects on bail and 42 had been sent for rehabilitation under the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Bureau within the period from January 2015 to October 20, 2015.