Sellappillai Mahendran, a Tamil political Prisoner detained in Baticaloa Prison has died there. He was afflicted with diabetes.
In the context of this TPP dying in prison co- TPPs had undertaken a struggle on the roof top of the Prison demanding fair inquiry over the death of this Tamil Political prisoner.
It was learned that Mahendran was arrested in a round up operation of the Army in front of the Vantharumoolai Easter University.
The body of the dead TPP was handed over to the relatives and was interred yesterday.
In this context the struggle of the Co-TPPs has been undertaken demanding a fair inquiry over the death of the TPP.
Following the struggle of the prisoners, security was tightened in the prison and additional army security was called in.
It is notable that tension prevailed in the prison area following the struggle of the TPPs.