Condition of 7 hunger strikers bad -VoT

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 February 2000, 17:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers said in its night news broadcast that the health condition of 3 more hunger strikers have deteriorated. Seven out of the 15 hunger strikers health condition is bad according to the radio.

The radio quoted Ajith Boyagoda, the Captain of the Sri Lanka Navy ship Sagarawardene, as saying that if the government fails to take appropriate action to release the POWs in 3 days time, they will collapse and their health condition will suffer badly.

The radio added that Boyagoda has stated that the POWs are not ready to give up the hunger strike for anything short of their release.

He is also quoted as saying that the parents and relatives should bring the government's reply to their demands, otherwise they will only have to take their dead bodies home.

 

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