Families of political prisoners seek TNA response

The families of Tamil political prisoners have written to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) seeking clarity on their stand on the Tamil prisoners.In a letter to TNA leader R. Sampanthan, the families of 217 Tamil political prisoners who launched a fast recently, have said they want to know the stand the TNA has taken with regards to the issue before November 7. President Maithripala Sirisena had assured a solution to the prisoners before November 7 which resulted in the prisoners suspending their recent fast. There were reports that some of the prisoners can be given bail and the families have urged the TNA to ensure all Tamil political prisoners are given amnesty or freed unconditionally. (Colombo Gazette)

Man armed with large wrench robs victim in Brantford

A 24-year-old man has been charged after a victim was robbed by a man carrying a large wrench in Brantford. Police say the victim called 911 after he was robbed while walking in the area of Park Ave. and Wellington St. just after 4 p.m. on Sunday.The suspect approached the victim from behind, raised the large wrench and stole the victim’s wallet. Police say the suspect fled to a home on Wellington St. where he threatened the homeowner. Community patrol officers found him hiding inside the residence and he was arrested. A 24-year-old Brantford man is charged with robbery, utter threats to cause death or bodily harm, intimidation and breach of probation.