Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan says that the President has agreed to resolve the issue of Tamil political prisoners.
He says that he discussed this with President Maithripala Sirisena last week in the Parliament.
President had stated that a decision will be arrived at on the 17th October after discussing with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice.
Sampanthan says that he believes that the decision taken by the President will be a very positive one.
Accordingly, Opposition Leader has requested the Tamil political prisoners of Anuradhapura and Magazine prisons, to their hunger strike bring to a close.