Tamil police ‘excluded’ from Sri Lanka parade


A Tamil policeman from northern Sri Lanka says he feels hurt that he and 25 Tamil colleagues were excluded from a recent parade of security forces. He said they were pulled out at the very last moment. He believes it was because of their ethnicity. But a police spokesman said there was no discrimination and it was “wrong” to say anyone was withdrawn. Meanwhile, a UN official says he thinks a controversial video, purportedly from the recent civil war, is authentic.

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