From the Sunday Times, May 30:
Rehearsals for the Victory Day parade held on Friday began two weeks ago. Among those rehearsing were a group of 23 newly-recruited policemen from Jaffna, six of whom were women constables.
On the eve of the parade they were told, that due to security reasons, they had been dropped from the parade, but if they wished they could witness the parade.
See also our earlier posts:
Which nation’s team? (April 2011)
Strict criteria ... (Dec 2010)
'Ethnocracy'? (Nov 2010)