Harthal starts in the North against the murder of a 13 year old school girl


A Hartal has been staged in several areas in the North today against the recent murder of a 13 year old girl at Ukkulankulam in Vavuniya.  Our correspondent stated that the day to day life in Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya and Kilinochchi towns have been crippled due to the hartal.

It was reported earlier that the 13 year school girl committed suicide by hanging on February 16.  However the Vavuniya coroner decided on February 19th that the girl was sexually abused before she was murdered.

In the meantime, a demonstration was held in Jaffna town this morning demanding the arrest of the rapists and killers of this girl.