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Senior Jaffna journalist injured in vehicle collision

A senior Tamil journalist has been admitted to hospital with injuries after a vehicle collision in Jaffna on Saturday.

Ratnam Thayaparan, a former president of the Jaffna Press Club and one of its founders, was seriously injured in the collision.

He has been admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

In 2014, Thayaparan was detained by Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) before being eventually released.

More to follow.