Friday, 16th April 2021

Tamil prisoners may be freed to bend situation in favour of Rajapaksa

Colombo (PTI): Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s legislator son Namal on Sunday indicated that the        long held demand of the Tamil minority community to release all Tamil prisoners may may be fulfilled soon,    a move aimed at persuading the Tamil legislators to support Rajapaksa.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had run a milita military campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in
the northern and eastern provinces of the island nation for nearly 30 years before its collapse in 2009 after
the Sri Lankan army killed its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Rajapaksa, who was the president at the time, has repeatedly said its war against terror and not Tamil people.










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