Parents of Tamil detainees hold protest march in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 December 2009, 14:19 GMT]
Parents and relatives of Tamil prisoners held in Sri Lanka prisons in Vavuniyaa, Anuradhapura, and Jaffna held a peaceful demonstration Thursday in Vavuniyaa demanding the release of hundreds of Tamil civilians. The march commenced from the Vavuniyaa regional office of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) and concluded at Vavuniyaa District Secretariat building, according to sources in Vavuniyaa.

Demonstrators first handed over a memorandum to the head of the HRCSL Vavuniyaa regional coordinator.

Later the demonstration proceeded to Kurumankaadu junction via Railway station road and then reached Vavuniyaa district secretariat.

A delegation of the participants handed over a memorandum to district secretariat officials.

The memorandum demanded the immediate release of all prisoners on amnesty.

Meanwhile, Tamil detainees held in prisons in Vavuniyaa, Jaffna and Anuradhapura have been continuing their fast campaign which started Monday demanding their release.

 

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