Tamil Diplomat

Sampanthan on release of political prisoners

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has reiterated that an undertaking has been given by the government to release 30 political prisoners by November 9 and another 30 before November 20.

He was responding to a query by the media. He added that during the discussion it was stated that in regard to release of another batch of 48 prisoners who are serving sentence, a Cabinet Sub-Committee will be appointed and it would go into the issue and submit a report.

He further stated that they have urged President Sirisena to consider granting them amnesty. He has assured to give thought to the matter.