Lawyers to meet political prisoners in Boosa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 May 2007, 11:03 GMT]
Terrorist Intelligence Bureau (TIB) of the Police as instructed by the Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry has granted permission for five lawyers to meet thirteen political prisoners now being detained in Boosa Detention Camp located in Galle in the southern province. Five are members of the New Democratic Party, one a Tamil from the eastern province and seven others Sinhalese, accused as "Sinhala Tigers" by the security forces, sources said.

The lawyers submitted a written representation on April 24 to the Defence Ministry to allow them to meet these political prisoners who had been refused permission to meet their counsels and relatives in Boosa Detention Camp since their arrest several months ago, sources said.

TIB has intimated to the panel of lawyers to fix the date and time to meet their clients in Boosa detention Camp in consultation with relevant police officials.

The lawyers are Mr.E.Thambiah, Mr.S.Thevarajah, Mr.Mahinda Jayawardene Mr.Tilak Wijesinghe and Mr.Srinath Perera, sources said.


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