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Tamil Detenues Call off Hunger Strike Following President Sirisena Pledge of Resolving Issue by November 7th

The hunger strike by suspected ex-LTTE detainees was called off yesterday on an assurance given by the President to establish a mechanism to look into their grievances.

The President has asked the Justice Minister to formulate a mechanism to look into their issues and finish the process between October 31 and November 7.

It has been reported that opposition leader R. Sampanthan, TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran visited the prisoners at the Magazine Prison in Colombo yesterday morning and informed them that President Sirisena had directed the Justice Minister to look into the issues within the specified timeframe.

Former LTTE cadres detained at the Magazine Prison in Colombo and several other prisons had launched a hunger strike on Monday calling for their release.

Courtesy:Sunday Island