Protest outside Lankan embassy

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MDMK founder Vaiko and leaders of CPI and VCK were detained today when they attempted to stage demonstrations at different places in Tamil Nadu to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to India.

Rajapaksa is scheduled to arrive in India today on a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna and others.

Viduthalai Siruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan, CPI State Secretary D. Pandian, Tamil Nationals Movement leader P. Nedumaran and actors Seeman and T Rajender were among those detained.

Cadres of Sri Lankan Tamils Movement, formed by several pro-Tamil parties, including MDMK, known for its pro-LTTE stand, and CPI were held when they tried to stage black flag protests near Nageswara Rao Park and proceed towards the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner's office, police said.

Vaiko, who addressed the protesters, alleged that thousands of minority Tamil civilians were killed towards the end of the war between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE last year.

He also alleged that Rajapaksa was responsible for killings of many innocent Tamils and demanded that he be tried in an international court of law.

More than 200 cadres belonging to VCK, headed by Thol Thirumavalvan, were detained as they tried to stage a protest near Memorial Hall.

Thirumavalavan alleged that the Sri Lankan government has not utilised the funds given by India to rehabilitate Tamils living in rehabilitation camps in that nation.

About 100 PMK cadres, headed by Velmurugan, MLA, were also detained near the Collector's office. Eighty Nam Tamil Movement activists led by actor Seeman were picked up when they tried to burn an effigy of Rajapaksa near Sastri Bhavan. (Times of India)

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  • Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:10 AM

    What are u going to prove Vaiko? Protesting and burning Rajapakse effigy will help the affected Tamils? You are only creating hatred. Are you looking for another uprising? Sri lanka went to war with the approval of your Bosses.
    If you really want to do something to the tamil people come to the north and atlease help them build their houses like Vivek Oberoi is planning to do. Stop your political 'naatak'.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:17 AM

    This is great publicity to a brave leader from Asia.
    These so called Indian Tamil leaders never helped any Sri lankan Tamil.
    These traitors shout to safeguard their Tamil constituency.
    Liars.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:19 AM

    Democratic Right

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:31 AM

    let the dogs bark.....barking will do nothing to a huge mountain..

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:44 AM

    Absolutely! these are bunch of idiots and jokers who has nothing to do in their life!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:40 PM

    Hussein why others has to build tamils houses its an duty of goverment ...and where the funds given by other countrys.
    nirmeli Batticaloa

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 01:15 PM

    Poor boys Vaiko, Nedumaran you got lost in power & voice..too late guys now as another hero to emerge to craddle you will take centuries

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 02:11 PM

    Whats happening to thousands of srilankan tamil refugees in TN? Still in camps for years?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:17 AM

    Good shoup for MR

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:25 AM

    no point, our president has no shame...

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:30 AM

    Who cares?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:31 AM

    Brave Indians

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:46 AM

    This is how our neighbors are treating us. only god knows how much others will do when he visits the west. mr. President, learn some diplomacy.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 09:01 AM

    As if we care....... that's all these jokers know to do - wherever they may be!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 09:01 AM

    SF is being tried under court martial, and MR by international court of law? we will end up without leaders if real action continues!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:43 PM

    Don't allow Tamil movies, made in TamilNadu, to be broadcasted in Sri Lanka!


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