Former LTTE women's wing leader Thamilini has been transferred to rehabilitation camp from detention. We as the Civil Monitoring Commission, the independent human rights movement welcome this move of the government.
It seems that she is now in the considerate list of the Government with Messrs KP, Karuna Amman, Pillaiyan and Daya master etc. It also seems that government has a secret plan to use these former LTTE seniors to their political advantage within the governments' political agenda.
We have no issue over this too. If they are going to work with the government, let them do so. But why this consideration not given to other Tamil political prisoners who are languishing in the remand prisons over five to fifteen years?
Demands Mano Ganesan convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission and leader of Democratic Peoples’ Front. Ganesan said further that,
there are many women with their in-born children, aged elders, sick and clergymen as political prisoners. Most of them are Tamils. There are some Muslims and Sinhalese too imprisoned under PTA.
Government pardons some selectively for political reasons. Therefore they are keeping the other remaining imprisoned also for political reasons. That is why we are calling them as Political Prisoners. We as the CMC, demand that all of them released under a general amnesty as it happened after the JVP rebellions in 1989 and 1971 in the south.