Tamil political prisoners affected psychologically: Father M. Sakthivel on jail incident


The act of resigned Sri Lankan State Minister  Lohan Ratwatte is not only an abuse of power, and it has affected the Tamil political prisoners psychologically, Father M. Sakthivel, Convener of National Movement for the Release of Political Prisoners said. 

Sri Lankan State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte threatened to kill Tamil political prisoners by pointing his gun inside the Anuradhapura Prison on Sunday.

Father M. Sakthivel has made an urgent appeal to transfer the political prisoners from Anuradhapura jail to Jaffna jail as the first sign of justice.

“The government should take action to release Sulakshan, a political prisoner who is directly affected in this incident. The proper compensation should be paid to the victim,” Father M. Sakthivel said.

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