Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sri Lankan govt attempting to move Tamil political prisoner cases to Sinhalese courts

03 Aug  2017
 The Sri Lankan government is attempting to move the cases of Tamil political prisoners to Sinhalese districts, the prisoners’ families have complained to the Northern Province Chief Minister.
In a meeting on Wednesday, family members of a number of political prisoners urged Chief Minister Wigneswaran to pressure the government to keep their relatives’ cases in Tamil courts and secure their release.
During the discussion, which was led by NPC member V. Sivayogan, families of political prisoners said they had been told by the prisoners themselves that attempts were underway to transfer their cases, which are currently under the Vavuniya High Court, back to the South.