( Fr. Sathiveil, leading the campaign for the release of political prisoners, Aug 2016 Colombo ©s.deshapriya)
The Tamil National Alliance welcomes the announcement by the government that a further twenty-three political prisoners will be released through the process of rehabilitation.
This is in keeping with the promise given to Leader of the Opposition Mr. R. Sampanthan and TNA Jaffna District M.P. and Spokesperson M.A. Sumanthiran at a meeting held at Temple Trees on the August 26, 2016 with Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapaksa, Minister of Law and Order Sagala Rathnayaka, the Attorney General and other High Officials. We urge the government to continue this process of re-evaluation and release the rest of the political prisoners also without delay.