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NPC urges Sri Lankan government to intervene in case of hunger-striking Tamil political prisoners

The Northern Provincial Council has urged the Sri Lankan government to intervene in the case of Tamil political prisoners hunger striking in Anuradhapuram prison.

Following a resolution passed at the 107th sitting of the council on Friday, the council chair C. V. K. Sivagnanam wrote to the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and Minister of Resettlement and Prison Reforms.

The NPC urged the government to cancel the transfer of the political prisoners’ cases to Anuradhapuram courts which the detainees have been hunger striking against. The NPC requested that the trials be allowed to continue in Vavuniya.

A team of NPC members is due to travel to Anuradhapuram to visit the fasting detainees and urge them to call of their hunger strike due to their deteriorating health.