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Tamil teen commits suicide over political prisoner issue

An 18-year old Tamil student committed suicide this morning, in protest at the continued detention of Tamil political prisoners.

Rajeswaran Senthuran, a student at Kokkuvil Hindu College jumped in front of a train at Kondavil railway station near Jaffna.


The student, from Kopay North, left a suicide note in Tamil, addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, demanding the release of Tamil political detainees, who have been imprisoned under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.

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