Political prisoners resume hunger-strike as Colombo transfers hearings to Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 September 2017, 19:22 GMT]
Three Tamil political prisoners who earlier abandoned their hunger-strike following assurances that their cases would be heard in Vavuniyaa High Court, resumed their protest on Monday as they learned that their cases were being transferred to Anuradhapura High Court on the instructions from SL Attorney General's Department. Mathiyarasan Sulaxan, Rasathurai Thiruvaran (Chengkan) and Ganesan Tharshanan who have been detained without their cases being heard for 8 years are now being prosecuted with manipulated witnesses produced by the SL ‘Terrorist’ Investigation Division.

Knowing that such evidences would not be easily accepted by the judge of Vavuniyaa High Court, the SL AG has transferred their cases to Anuradhapura amidst repeated protests from the political prisoners and their families.

Another former prisoner, Vanniyasingam Sujeevan from Paranthan, who was recently release by the TID has alerted the families of the three prisoners that the TID had released a few prisoners from Bossa detention on the condition that they testify against the three with false confessions.

Mr Sujeevan was one of those released. But, he has managed to leave the island and alert the families of the cunning move by the SL TID.

The occupying Colombo is determined to keep a number of Tamil political prisoners in its prisons categorising them as ‘terrorists’ and it has consistently refused to recognise them as political prisoners. Former JVP militants were recognised as political prisoners because they were Sinhalese. But, Tamil ex-LTTE prisoners are not recognised as political prisoners as the SL State and its global abetters have waged a transnational counter-insurgency warfare against the liberation movement of Eezham Tamils by labelling the LTTE as a terrorist organisation.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
20.06.20 23:53   Photo
Tamil man killed, Sinhala Army opens fire at motorbike rider at Mukamaalai in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38818