Prisoners commence hunger strike
Srilankamirror - A group of inmates in the Anrudhapura Prison have commenced a hunger strike following a clash in the prison premises last Sunday.
About 65 Tamil prisoners in Anuradhapura are engaged in a hunger strike seeking proper protection.
Former TNA Jaffna District parliamentarian M.K. Sivajilingam has told BBC Sandeshaya that the prisoners have launched a protest after being assaulted by the prison officials on Sunday.
Most of the prisoners subjected to assault were disabled during the war, he has added.
Sivajilingam has said jail guards have also destroyed a Hindu Temple built inside the prison with permission.