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* More Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka join the ongoing hunger strike at Vavuniya prison
Sun, Jul 17, 2011, 10:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 17, Vavuniya: More Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka have joined the ongoing hunger strike at the Vavuniya prison.

The strike was first launched by a group of four Tamil inmates last Monday. Another 40 Tamil prisoners have now joined the ongoing hunger strike.

The Tamil inmates have launched the hunger strike demanding the authorities to immediately release them or charge them in a court of law.

The prisoners have claimed that they have been in custody for the past two years without being charged.

They have been held for their alleged involvement with the LTTE.

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