A young protester from the Vavuniya families of the disappeared protest has died from ill health.
24-year-old Nila Rasanayagam who has been searching for her disappeared brother passed away on Saturday.
Her brother Rasanayagam Jenisraj disappeared in Colombo in 2009. His family had not received any information about his fate since.
Ms Rasanayagam has become the eighth protester to die since protests started.