Kalutara detainees refused transfer

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 January 2000, 11:58 GMT]
Tamil prisoners detained in Kalutara prison won't be transferred to jails in the Northeast Province despite the reported killing of three Tamils inmates by prison wardens, sources said.

Instead, about 250 of the 800 Tamil prisoners housed in Kalutara jail are expected to be transferred to Boosa detention camp near the southern province of Galle, sources added.

The remainder will be transferred to Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons, officials said.

In a letter to the Minister of Justice last week, Mr Pon. Selvarajah, Member of Parliament for the Batticaloa district, made an appeal to transfer Tamil detainees held at Kalutara to prisons closer to their homes.

Referring to the recent violence at the Kalutara Prison that resulted in the deaths of three Tamil political prisoners and over the wounding of 40 others, Sevarajah added that the relationship between the inmates and the prison officials was not cordial.

The MP also said that the prison wasn't large enough to accommodate the 800 detainees currently held there.

He appealed to transfer the Tamil detainees to prisons in Jaffna, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and in the hill country areas, adding this will also facilitate family visits.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
04.08.19 23:47   Photo
Threatened female activist suffers injuries in suspicious ‘accident’ in Batticaloa
03.08.19 23:55  
SL Army puts up military post, Buddhist chanting dominates Kanniyaa
02.08.19 21:18  
Tamils must fight back against illegal seizure of lands by SL Forest Department: Kurunathan
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4541