28 January 2019
Youth in Jaffna protested on Sunday demanding action to curb the widespread availability of illicit drugs.
The protest, organised by the Youth Movement for Democracy, took place by the main Jaffna bus station.
Protesters also called for an end to the abuse of women and children, and a salary rise for tea plantation workers.
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