Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tamil protest ends after 73 days

Tamil protest ends after 73 days

Another rally is planned for this Saturday
A 73-day protest involving thousands of people demonstrating over the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka has ended.
The protest featured hunger strikes, mass sit-ins blocking central London roads and people throwing themselves into the River Thames.
One of those involved, Ambi Seevaratnam said: "After 73 days, nothing has worked. The Tamils have been betrayed by the international community."
Protesters have at times clashed with police in Parliament Square.

Second Swine Flu patient detected

Second Swine Flu patient detected
Health authorities said yesterday that a second confirmed case of Swine Flu had been detected in the country. The new patient has been identified as the brother of the first case detected on Tuesday.
Health Ministry, Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Peiris said that the parents of the children had however tested negative for the virus. The residence of the family is closely monitored and has been quarantined, he added.
He also said that the health officials were in the process of testing other travelers who were on board the flight which the infected patients had taken from Singapore.
According to Dr. Peiris, 20 identified hospitals through out the country has presently been equipped with necessary drugs along with trained manpower to handle any suspected Swine Flu cases