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* Northern protesters meet President for discussions on Tamil prisoners
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 12:09 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 19, Colombo: A group of protesters including the Northern Provincial councilor K. Shivajilingam held a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday at the Presidential Secretariat regarding the Tamil prisoners.

The group including councilor K. Shivajilingam staged a protest demonstration carrying black flags when President Sirisena was visiting Jaffna on October 14.

A small group of people demanding the transfer of three Tamil prisoners who have been sent from the Vavuniya Prison to the Anuradhapura Prison, back to Vavuniya Prison staged a protest along the road waving black flags.

The President asked the demonstrators to visit Colombo and discuss any problems with him to find ways and means to settle them.

Accordingly, a group of people headed by Shivajilingam presented their demands including to provide some relief to Tamil prisoners found guilty of more incidents and others whose cases are pending as well as to provide an opportunity to those inmates to engage in vocational training.

Northern Provincial councilor K. Shivajilingam said that during the period of four-to five months ago, around 40 of their people carried out relief operations weather affected Mathugama in the South. He said that "our people are ready to live in once country with coexistence."

Shivajilingam called upon the President to take a good decision using this opportunity.

The President also met with the representatives of the Tamil Student Union of the Jaffna University who presented their demands to the President and he said the problems could be solved through discussions.

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