The Tamil political Prisoners who had been for long periods have requested that their security be strengthened
A team including State Minister for Education, V.Rathakrishnan and MP for Kandy District Velukumar went and met the Tamil Political Prisoners interned at Kandy Thumpara Bogampara prison yesterday. The Tamil Political Prisoners had put this request to them during this meeting.
The TPPs had expressed their concern as to how long they will be prison as 8 to 10 cases had been filed against each prisoner and the judgments are varying with cases. They have also expressed their concern on no attention is being paid on sending them to rehabilitation or release them.
State Minister promised them that he will talk to the Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakse about this and with Rehabilitation Minister Swamynathan regarding sending the prisoners with 2,3 years sentences to rehabilitation.