Tamil Diplomat

Welikade protest for release of political prisoners

A demonstration was held opposite to the Welikada Prison yesterday, demanding the release the political prisoners. Srithunga Jayasooriya and Wikramabahu Karunarathne were among the protestors.

The movement, comprising the United Socialist Party, New Sama Samaja Party, New Democratic Party, Voice of the Left, the Equal Rights Movement, the Aluth Parapura organisation and the All Ceylon Teachers’ Union, staged a protest in front of the Welikada prison to air their demands.

They charged that the Government had kept those prisoners in jail for nearly seven years after the war without filing charges against them.

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