Release Tamil political prisoners-Sampanthan By Edi tor in Articles, Forums, News, Uncategorized September 19, 2018 Leader of the Opposition R Sampanthan has requested President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to grant an opportunity to discuss the release of Tamil political prisoners. The Opposition Leader made this request in a letter directed to the President and the Prime Minister. The letter stated that decisions reached during the last meeting with the President have not been implemented yet. The Opposition Leader accordingly claimed another round of talks should be held and agreements should be reached to ensure the release of Tamil political prisoners. The Opposition Leader’s request also came after a group of political prisoners at the Anuradhapura Prison launched a hunger strike demanding their release.