Socialist Youth Union (SYU) held an agitation opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday (28th) with the participation of a large number of Sinhalese and Tamil youth demanding the government to immediately release Tamil political prisoners.
Yesterday’s agitation is one of the events of the programme organized by the SYU on behalf of the ‘Fraternal Day’ which was celebrated on the 23rd July. SUY organized several events to promote national unity.
The National Organizer of the SYU Comrade Bimal Ratnayake said Tamil political prisoners are being detained in many undisclosed places and their names too have not been released to their families. He said Tamil political prisoners should be released immediately and they should be allowed to lead normal lives.