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Tamils have no security concerns Audio

“The Tamils living in Wellawatte or Colombo will not get security by giving police powers to the North. They are living among the Sinhalese. So the Tamils have themselves proven there is no security concern for them,” he said. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) parliamentarian and Government Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says Tamils in Sri Lanka have no security concerns in order for police powers to be given to the provinces.The Minister said that of the Sri Lankan Tamil population some 60 percent of them are staying in the south. He accused the UNP of being the main reason the provincial council system was implemented and he said the UNP now has an opportunity to correct a “historical mistake”. (Colombo Gazette)CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO Ranawaka says police powers should be removed from the constitution and he urged the opposition to support moves to achieve that goal. read more

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack in southern Iraq

In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed “his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iraq.” Terrorists attacked the Thi-Qar province on 14 September, reportedly killing or wounding dozens of people. In the statement, Mr. Guterres reiterated UN support to the Government and people of Iraq in fighting terrorism and violent extremism.