The body of an elderly Tamil woman was found murdered in her home in Koppai this morning, reported Uthayan.
The body, found beaten with open wounds and lacerations, is that of 70-year-old Kumarasami Mangayakarasi. Her jewellery, including earrings and bangles, were missing.
Mrs Mangayakarasi lived alone in her home near Naasimar temple, Koppai Old Street. She is reported to have four children, who currently reside abroad.
A protest was held against the Sri Lankan Navy in Oluvil, Amparai on Thursday, reported Virakesari.
Protestors called for the arrest of a member of the navy,
The pass-system, which requires Tamil fisher folk to obtain permission from the military before setting out to sea, has now been re-introduced in Mannar, after being restarted in Jaffna earlier this month, reported Uthayan.
The US will only resume a more comprehensive military relationship with Sri Lanka once the government has made progress towards reconciliation and accountability,
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