Over twenty prisoners held under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) have commenced a hunger strike at the Anuradhapura Prison today.

Reports said that the strike commenced at 6am today. Accordingly, the prisoners have urged authorities to put them on trial without further delay.

It was also reported that members of the Tamil National Alliance would meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with regard to this issue.