TNA reiterates demand to free political prisoners

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today demanded the release of all Tamil political prisoners.TNA leader R. Sampanthan, speaking in Parliament today, said he cannot understand why the Government is refusing to release the Tamil political prisoners. Sampanthan noted that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and former army commander Sarath Fonseka have also backed calls to free the detainees. (Colombo Gazette)