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Oxford Union cancels Sri Lanka’s President visit

Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse cancels his Oxford Union visit over “security concerns”. Channel 4 News last night revealed new footage of an alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka.

President Mahinda Rajapakse was due to speak on Thursday at the Oxford Union.

However, the Union issued a statement today cancelling his visit “due to security concerns”. 

“Due to security concerns surrounding Mr Rajapakse’s visit which have recently been brought to our attention by the police, the Union has regretfully found that the talk is no longer practicable and has had to cancel his address,” the statement read.

  ‘Statement from the Oxford Union