Written by Staff Writer
13 Oct, 2015 | 9:07 am
A hunger strike commenced on Monday by detainees accused of having links with the LTTE. The hunger strike which came into effect countrywide, is continuing with inmates demanding that they be released.
Commissioner General of Prisons Rohana Pushpakumara said the hunger strike is being carried out at the Colombo Magazine Prison, Anuradhapura, Batticoloa and Jaffna Prisons
The inmates began their fast on Monday afternoon and are demanding their release. Two hundred and one suspects, including four women, are being detained in prisons under charges of being LTTE cadres or supporting the banned outfit
One hundred and one (101) prisoners are at the Colombo Magazine Prison while thirty are at the Anuradhapura prison.
The others are spread across the Welikada, Bogambara, Trincomalee, Kalutara, Batticoloa, Badulla, Galle, Jaffna, Polonnaruwa and Moneragala Prisons.
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