Karu Jayasuriya on pilgrimage returns after protests in TN

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UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya on a pilgrimage to the temple town of Thirukkadaiyur in  Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu had to return today after activists of various political parties, including pro-Eelam outfits, staged a demonstration in that town.

Police said the MP Jayasuriya had arrived at the town last night to offer worship at the famous Lord Amirthakadeswara temple.

This morning pro-Eelam activists came to know of his visit and gathered in front of the hotel where he was reportedly staying, along with workers of DMK, BJP, MDMK, PMK, VCK, Naam ThamizharIyakkam and shouted slogans against him and demanded he go back immediately.

Tension prevailed in the area for some time and a large number of policemen were deployed. Temple sources said the MP did not visit the shrine today. This is the fourth such incident in Nagapattinam district in recent years.

In 2010, the Speaker of Sri Lankan Parliament W J M Lokubandara, who visited Vaitheeswarankoil faced similar protests. A few months later, slippers were hurled at Neomal Perera, Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of Fisheries at Karaikal when he was proceeding to Vailankanni.

In September 2012, a group of 178 Sri Lankan pilgrims to Vailankanni had to return without offering worship due to protests. (PTI)
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  • Nathan_uk Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:16 AM

    You don't need to go India to worship Hindu Temples. There were hundreds of Hindu Temples destroyed in north and east. pls rebuild them and worship here. thank you.

    NonResident Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:21 AM

    I cant understand why these idiots want to visit this stupid rogue state and be insulted. Dont they have a Kovil in Jaffna to visit and pray?

    It is the Indian astrologers who mislead these idiots and send them on jounts to this stupid rogue state.

    God doesn't like it Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:00 AM

    pls don't scold or insult any religion's god. your god is perfect for you and their god is perfect for them... via DM Android App

    Ash Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:23 AM

    ada indiyawata, heta behetakatawath arabiyata yanta puluwng wenta maga paadagattoth hondai neda...?

    aja Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:35 AM

    they can destroyed hindu temples in north and east and go to india for pilgrimage. ha ha

    Muhammad Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:00 AM

    God is one, you can worship from where ever you are. via DM Android App

    Citizen Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    So now you know it. India is not a good place to visit.. Stop wasting taxpayers $, do something to the country politicos.. via DM Android App

    Amila. G Thursday, 21 February 2013 04:36 PM

    He went. To make a request to Hindu gods for a leadership change in the UNP.

    widya Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:00 AM

    why visit this stupid country? goto siri daladhaa maaligawa, siri paadam or hiriwadunna for worship. India is not a clean place via DM Android App

    acshameed Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:44 PM

    Please Worship Ranil ????Then you will get what you lost

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:58 PM

    You Don;t Need To Visit India To Worship Hindu Gods.To Can Worship Them From The Luxury Of Your Home. You Should Do It With A Clear Mind.

    lin USA Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    why your politiciens go there to clean the dirt. clean your political dominating dirt first via DM Android App

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:58 PM

    Typical South Indian Hospitality. Not A Place For Decent Human Beings

    Bavana John Friday, 22 February 2013 04:52 AM

    we dont understand why these politicians are going to India for worship? No places in SL?

    sakkiliya Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:05 PM

    Good lesson for these idiots who go to this dirty country to worship sakkili gods.


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