Sinhala prisoners attack Tamil political prisoners in Welikade
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 12:10 GMT]
18 Tamil political detainees were wounded Tuesday night when Sinhala
extremist inmates attacked them, sources at the Welikade prison told TamilNet Wednesday. The attack has taken place when 250 Tamil political prisoners were suddenly transferred to a Ward I cell where convicted criminals from South have been imprisoned.
The 18 Tamil political prisoners who were injured have been denied medical assistance by the prison authorities, the sources further said.
Tamil political prisoners arrested under the draconian Emergency Regulations (ER) and Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), have been languishing in the Sri Lankan prisons for many years.