Activists of pro Lankan Tamil outfit arrested

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About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu this morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said. Makkal Viduthalai Katchi members, led by party founder and former MLA Murugavel Rajan were waiting to board boats to the islet after taking out a rally from the Municipality office to the sea coast when they were arrested, they said.

The activists earlier burnt an effigy of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in protest against continued attacks on Indian fishermen, allegedly by naval personnel of the island nation.

They alleged that over 550 fishermen had been killed over time and the only solution was to retrieve Katchatheevu. Murugavelrajan condemned Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devanandha for his threat to mobilise Sri Lankan fisherman and hold a rally in mid sea off Rameswaram coast and for charging Indian fishermen with violating the IMBL and demanding that ministers from Tamil Nadu hold talks with them at Katchativu.

The party demanded that India support the U.S. backed resolution against Sri Lanka for violating Humanrights in the United Nations. Athi Tamizhagar party leader S T Kalyanasundram also joined the former MLA. Party volunteers with the tricolour got into the sea, but were arrested, police said. (PTI)
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  • Nawuka sebala Saturday, 02 March 2013 05:24 PM

    They wouldn't have gone back. We know how to treat trespassers who challenge us in our territory.

    maneesha Monday, 04 March 2013 05:01 AM

    That's exectly how all these alligations of HR abuses came about

    Eddy Sunday, 03 March 2013 09:51 AM

    Charge them and fine them heavily, a fool and it's money should be parted. Soft policies will not help. In the midst of this some hardcore ltte must be around. Blacklist all of them and in future don't allow them entry. What a coincidence coming nearer to CGOGM all the ltte and their cronies will start their infiltration and manipulation.

    Channa Sunday, 03 March 2013 02:29 AM

    Make those Tamils pay high bale prices.

    Yuri Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:15 AM

    Kill them all, tell they killed them self !

    Abdul Saturday, 02 March 2013 01:59 PM

    this is like sulu group from philippines going to malaysian state of sabah saying it belongs to them.


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