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Kilinochchi school student attacked after reporting local drug activity

A Tamil school student has been attacked and hospitalised after reporting to Sri Lankan police about illegal drug dealing in his local area.

The student informed police about activity in his local area when police visited his school to raise awareness about the illegal drug trade and ways to report it.

The police used the student’s information to arrest two individuals, following which the student was repeatedly harassed and threatened by local drug dealers.

Although awareness and complaints were raised about the threats, no action was taken.

On Tuesday the student was attacked by unknown persons, and was admitted to Kilinochchi hospital for his injuries.

Police have said they are investigating the attack.