The two Tamil prisoners, 36-year-old Jeleepan Sivarasa and 32-year-old Komahan Murugiah, waging a huger-strike at the New Magazine prison, called off their protest on Wednesday after Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians, D. Sitharthan and S. Viyalendran, met the Tamil prisoners. Komahan Murugiah, a former member of Jaffna Municipal Council, is detained since July 2010.
The Parliamentarians requested them to call off the hunger strike and allow SL authorities a further opportunity to address their cases without further delay. The SL Minister for ‘Prison Reforms’ Mr D.M. Swaminathan had agreed to instruct the Police ASP Sena Kumarasinghe to be present at the High Court in Jaffna when Jeleepan Sivarasa’s case is taken up for investigation, the Tamil prisoner said.