The head of Sri Lankan media monitoring organization, Ethics Eye, explains why it is dangerous for the government to get involved in policing local journalists.
Farmers in the Mavil Aru area are opposed to a government-planned dam extension, saying it will dry crops and threaten local wildlife.
Dharmarajah Thurairasah, 60, reserves seats on long distance buses.
Nimala Vijitha, 26, studies and her husband is a fisherman.
Mahalingam Udayakumar, 39, commutes to Jaffna to sell coconuts.
S. Thirulinganatham, 53, is a bus driver from Sandilippai, northern Sri Lanka.
Kunarasah Thangamalar, 57, works at the fishing market in Navanthurai, Jaffna.