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Tamil prisoners recommence hunger strike

Tamil prisoners recommence hunger strike

Over 200 Tamil prisoners have yet again commenced their hunger strike in several prisons across the country to protest against being jailed for years without trial. Earlier, they ended the fast following an assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that their grievances would be addressed. MORE...

November 10, 2015  10:30 am|

No common amnesty for fasting Tamil prisoners: Mano

No common amnesty for fasting Tamil prisoners: Mano

There will be no common amnesty for over 200 prisoners, mostly Tamils, who staged a hunger strike in jails throughout the country, the Sri Lankan government said today. MORE...

October 27, 2015  10:44 pm|

Tamil prisoners end hunger strike

Tamil prisoners end hunger strike

Over 200 Tamil political prisoners, who were on hunger strike in Sri Lanka to protest against being jailed for years without trial, today ended their fast following an assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that their grievances would be addressed. MORE...

October 18, 2015  03:24 pm|

1,400 prisoners released under general amnesty

1,400 prisoners released under general amnesty

The Department of Prisons says that a group of 1,400 prisoners will be given a general amnesty in lieu of the Vesak Poya Day which marks the three noble events of Buddhas life. MORE..

May 3, 2015  03:16 pm|

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