M.Sakthivel, an activist for social justice and coordinator of the National Organization for the Release of Political Prisoners, said the release of political prisoners should only be with a political solution.
He said this when asked about the current situation of political prisoners.
He added It is to be welcomed that in the national politics of the Tamil people, the three Tamil parties that could not meet in a straight line have come together and discussed the issue of political prisoners with Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. We see this as an honor for political prisoners.
Although the details of the demands made by these parties regarding the release of political prisoners are not yet known, in this list they have given all the details such as who are all convicted among the political prisoners, as well as who are the convicts who are being tried.
In this case, the request may be made to release the convicts and expedite the cases. We do not need this. The release of political prisoners should only be with a political solution.
Our request is, the government should only see them as political prisoners. They should not be separated in any way.
The parties met before Geneva, But they split up. Thus they cannot unite ideologically. The fact that these parties, which are currently united on the release of political prisoners, are again divided due to differences over the release of political prisoners would be an act that affects the Tamil people, the politics of the Tamil people, and the release of political prisoners. So political prisoners expect that this should not be allowed to happen in any way.
These parties must work together for the release of political prisoners. Other parties have already handed over letters regarding the release of political prisoners. But the regime has said in parliament that there are no political prisoners.
In this context, these parties must work together to ensure that political prisoners remain in the country and that they are released politically. I would also like to point out that the political success of the Tamil people depends on it alone. ”