Prisoners in Anuradhapura on a hunger strike

At least 65 Tamil prisoners in Anuradhapura are on a hunger strike seeking proper protection, the BBC news reported

Former Jaffna district parliamentarian MK Sivajilingam speaking to BBC said the prisoners 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 added. Mr Sivajilingam was quoted as saying jail guards had also destroyed a Hindu Temple built inside the prison with permission.

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