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Students rally against increasing drug use in Jaffna

Students from a Jaffna school yesterday rallied against the increasing and widespread use of illicit drugs and associated violence. 

The rally comes as a number of Tamil politicians in the North-East accused the Sri Lankan military of tacit involvement or actively running drug cartels through gangs. 

Local residents questioned how criminal gangs were able to operate in the North-East, which remains heavily militarised despite almost ten years since the end of the armed conflict.