The former Presidential candidate and Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament, M.K.Sivajilingham is to lodge a protest with the Indian High Commission (HC) in Colombo over being deported back to Sri Lanka from Chennai
According to the Asian Tribune website Sivajilingham, who was deported on Tuesday he will be lodging a protest note to the Indian High Commission in Colombo. Sivajilingham pointed out that he still has a diplomatic passport issued for MPs which is valid till the newly elected MPs are officially gazette by the Election Commission.
He said he has obtained SAARC Travel endorsement in his passport from the Sri Lanka Immigration which is valid till 10 November 2010.
Immigration authorities in Chennai told Sivajilingham that there is a Home Ministry notification that he is persona non grata and accordingly he will be deported back to Colombo.