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In Srilanka
October 19, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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The discussion between the President Maithiripala Sirisena and the representative of the University Student Union of Jaffna University will be held at the Presidential secretariat, Today (19 Sep). The governor of Northern Province arranged for the meeting, after the students’ request to him to organi...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will move an adjournment motion seeking the immediate release of those held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Opposition and TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, who is expected to move the motion, said Sri Lanka had accepted both domestically and internationally tha...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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The former Parliament member of TNA stated that the transfer of the political prisoner’s case from Vavuniya high court to Anuradhapura is a raciest activity. He cleared that to the journalists, after the demonstrators met the President Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna. “we told the president that ther...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 9:03 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena confronted protesters in Jaffna who were demanding that Tamil political prisoners be released. The protesters staged a black flag protest along the street used by the President’s convoy during his visit to Jaffna today. Tamil National Alliance members M. K. Sivajilingam...
In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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 The Political prisoners who were involved with mass crimes during the war period will not be released, Ruwan Wijewardene, the state Minister of defence said yesterday. He stated that while answering the Medias regarding the full day hartal held in Jaffna, demanding the release of the Tamil Political...
In north
October 13, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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The Opposition leader R. Sambanthan stated that an unnecessary complication has been created by the transfer of the three Tamil political prisoners’ case from Vavuniya to Anuradhapura, in written statement to the President. He added that, if the prisoner needed protection, it could have been provided...
In north
October 13, 2017 6:16 am gmt |
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Demanding the release of the Tamil Political prisoners, who were arrested under the terrorism prevention, a full day hartal organised, in Northern Province today (13 oct). 19 organisations including Civil societies and political parties, were organised the hartal.  Due to the hartal, whole business c...
In Srilanka
October 11, 2017 5:56 am gmt |
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Northern Province is calling for a Hartal, demanding that all Tamil political prisoners be released without delay. Nineteen organizations have mobilized to carry out the strike on day after tomorrow (Friday). Organizers have invite demonstrators to gather in front of Northern Governor’s Office ...
In Jaffna
October 4, 2017 7:59 am gmt |
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A protest by the University students and the officials of Jaffna University held in front of the Jaffna University today. The protest was organized by the University Student Commission, in order to urge the government to release the political Tamil Prisoners and resist the transfer of the three polit...
In Srilanka
October 1, 2017 5:51 am gmt |
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Answering the Press people Rev. Fr. Sakthivel, the organizer of release of the Tamil Political prisoner said that, TNA who represents the Tamil people in the parliament shout push the government to take the immediate action regarding the release of the Tamil political prisoners. He registered his sta...
In Jaffna
August 8, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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Official says that a great demonstration to emphasize the release of political prisoners is to be held in Jaffna today. The protest is arranged on the Memorial Day (today) of Dilrukshan, who was murdered as a political prisoner. Ceylon teachers union, University employees association, rural workers u...
In Latest Stories
January 26, 2017 6:35 am gmt |
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Tamil political prisoners are staging an iconic hunger strike today (26th January)  to support those who are staging a hunger strike in Vavuniya urging the government to explain what happened to the missing people, to search those who went missing and to release the people who were arrested under Ter...
In Latest Stories
September 27, 2016 6:13 am gmt |
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The political prisoners in the Anuradhapura prison are continuing their 07th day Hunger strike, as no solution has proposed yet regarding their request to grant amnesty and release them. Seventeen Inmates being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) commenced their Hunger strike on Septembe...
In Latest Stories
September 21, 2016 6:48 am gmt |
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The political prisoners in the Anuradhapura prison are engaged in a hunger strike today (21st September 2016) demanding their release.  Although the government promised to release the prisoners, it had released only a few said the protesters. The prisoners who are staging the hunger strike were held ...
In Latest Stories
September 18, 2016 5:58 am gmt |
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We will bring International investigators for inquiries relating to missing persons, Tamil National Alliance MP M.A. Sumanthiran said.  He said, that there are many who strongly oppose the idea to bring international judges, but not for international investigators. He said the above, when he visited ...
In America
March 22, 2016 8:13 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve its record on democracy and human rights as he met with President Raul Castro on a historic visit to the island on Monday (March 21), but Castro responded by decrying U.S. “double standards”. Obama said the two had “frank and candid...
In Colombo
March 5, 2016 8:07 am gmt |
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The Tamil political prisoners who have been on fasting protest at the New Magazine Prison are physically in critical condition, says Attorney-at-Law Ms.Mangaleswary Shanker. In an exclusive interview with Athavan News Ms.Mangaleswary said, “We two Attorney-sat-Law visited inmates who are on fasting a...
In Jaffna
March 2, 2016 10:21 am gmt |
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A protest was carried out in Jaffna town today (Mar 2) by the relatives of the Tamil political prisoners. The protest was organized by the recently released Murugaiah Gomahan, former member of the Jaffna Municipal Council and Ganesaratnam Santhagopan. The protesters hanged slogans in their hands requ...
In Colombo
February 1, 2016 7:53 am gmt |
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A marching was carried out by all religious leaders in Colombo today (Feb 1) to insist to release Tamil political prisoners who were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The demonstrators marched from the Magazine Prison towards the Presidential Secretariat and the Temple Trees. A petition...