Sri Lankan troops on alert amid storm warning

Sri Lankan troops have been placed on alert to assist in disaster relief as people living in coastal areas in north and north-eastern parts of the island were warned to move inland as stormy weather hit the country.

Students protest military search at Lankan varsity

Around 20 students were injured as they clashed with Sri Lankan troops and police in Jaffna to protest a military search at a university in the former LTTE stronghold.