TNA opposes Muslim recruits as police officers

Aug 23 (InfoLanka) The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which met Interior Minister John Amaratunga yesterday had conveyed that the party opposes any move to recruit Muslims as Reserved Police Officers as there's a chance of it aggravating the volatile situation in the East.

Batticaloa district Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham has warned that there's a possibility of Muslim militant groups operating in the East joining the police officers and later making moves to scuttle the peace process.

Interior Ministerat this juncture had told the Muslims might say the same thing about Tamils joining the Police. He informed although several announcements have been made calling for Tamil youths to join the police force they have not received a positive response.