Bogambara prisoners meet Namal, call off hunger strike

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 00:37 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The 33 Bogambara Prison inmates, who were on a hunger strike called it off after meeting MP Namal Rajapaksa yesterday, Prison Department spokesman Gamini Kulatunga said. Rajapaksa had assured the prisoners that he would take up their concerns with President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to resolving them. The inmates had climbed the roof of the Bogamabara Prison last Friday to urge prison authorities to either release them or have their jail term reduced.