The Jaffna University has already extended support, with trade, transport and fisheries organizations are expected to follow suit. The focus of the hartal is said to be that the government should pay attention to the releasing of political prisoners.
Political prisoners are kept along with prisoners on death row, which is unreasonable, and they should be sent to other cells. Also, filing action against them should take place at Vavuniya courts in order to prevent any language issues. A speedy solution for the political prisoners who staged a fasting is also sought.
Romesh Madhusanka - Wanni