Days after Rajinikanth cancelled his trip to Sri Lanka to inaugurate a village following protests in Tamil Nadu, the village has been inaugurated on Wednesday, India Today reported.
The village was developed by Lyca, the organisation which produces Rajiikanth's next film, for Sri Lankan Tamils affected by the war.
Lyca is owned by a Sri Lankan Tamil, and its village has as many as 400 houses. It also happens to be producing Rajinikanth's next film, Enthiran 2.0.
Rajinikanth along with North Province Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran and Opposition leader R. Sampanthan were supposed to attend the inauguration of the village.
But it wasn't to be as the veteran actor called off his visit following protests by several groups in India.
"Lyca is an organisation (which), though owned by a Sri Lankan Tamil, has former President Mahinda Rajapaksa involved in it, and we are against the same. We don't have a problem in Rajini visiting Sri Lanka, but we have a problem in him becoming the face of Lyca's agenda," said Thol Thirumavalavan, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruththaigal Katchi (VCK).
According to India Today, North Province chief minister Vigneswaran, too cancelled his visit to the village at the last minute.
However, Opposition Leader Sampanthan was present for the inauguration.
Viggy Friday, 14 April 2017 06:40
shame on vigneswaran not to attend a ceremony for a event which helps his own peoples. sad. what a disgrace. via DM iOS App
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Lingham Friday, 14 April 2017 09:45
I am from Jaffna and most of us support vigneswaran boycotting .
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Lanka Perera Friday, 14 April 2017 19:21
Tell me Lingam, what do you want ?..we have given houses, roads, freedom, jobs....what else?...moon?
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Kadiya Friday, 14 April 2017 06:57
The Tamils may well know who their real friends are by now. Bouquets to Sambanthan-brickbats to Wiggy and Rajinikanths!
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gobbaya Friday, 14 April 2017 07:15
so we know where viggies loyalties lie.not with sri lanka not with tamil masses either. via DM Android App
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Justica USA... Friday, 14 April 2017 07:27
Vigi trying to score brownie points. a selfish guy ..Hats off to Mr Sambanthan who was there to witness the happiness of 400 families.. Vigi being of Indian decent shows his difference towards Jaffna Tamils...Now that ppl know his agenda...Tamils of the north should come together and make vigi irralavent....an absolute selfish individual who is using the Tamil issue to prop his position... via DM Android App
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Arujunan Friday, 14 April 2017 09:51
You are ignorant and a fool. Vigneswaran is a Hero in Jaffna.
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Ravi Friday, 14 April 2017 10:19
Hey, Vigneswaran is not Indian decent,he is 100% Jaffna Tamil. It is Sambanthan who is not a Jaffna Tamil and lover of India.
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Mano Friday, 14 April 2017 11:04
Vigi is not an Indian and you must have faced him when he was a Judge.
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nick Friday, 14 April 2017 07:44
wignasweran what a display of no feelings to tamil if he really feeling for Tamils he would have gone to open but all or most of the politician work for their own agenda wigi on the top of the list when it comes to tamil innocent poor tamil people getting cheated by these wealthy luxury style living politicians via DM Android App
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Sarath Friday, 14 April 2017 09:34
You are crying for the Lyca guy who is a billionaire living in luxury.
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Tamile peasants Friday, 14 April 2017 07:52
GOOD AT LAST FOR THE PEOPLE. Tails should ignore this BONDA politician who shouts on rights
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Bala Friday, 14 April 2017 07:52
This shows the insincerity of those who boycotted the event - even if civilian Tamils benefit, they will still want only their way at any cost - LTTE style.
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Vinothan Friday, 14 April 2017 12:11
Lyca is a shady outfit and we don't want help from this entity.
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Jeya Friday, 14 April 2017 09:08
Surprisingly so many comments all supporting Lyca's donating houses to Tamils,not even one comment like 'Why not some houses for the poor in the South'.I am getting slightly suspicious !!!!!
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Mandy Friday, 14 April 2017 10:01
Jeya you do something for the South. Any good deed or gift to the needy, North South East or West is commendable.
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Ex Police Friday, 14 April 2017 09:25
1983 Anti Tamil Riots, LTTE Threats, and IPKF killings forced thousands of Tamils to flee Sri Lanka .They weremade up of the Good,the Bad,and the Ugly. The Bad whobroke the laws and never got caught became super rich.
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Sofia Friday, 14 April 2017 10:04
Ahh. What about those others who made them flee and stayed behind and became rich.
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sunil Friday, 14 April 2017 12:08
Lyca Owner lives in Chigwell Essex in a mansion and a neighbour of Sir Alan Sugar. He has the best of cars and has lavish birthday parties for his kid. He books hotels and night clubs in Central London for the event. But his thought of giving back to his people is commendable.
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Jey Friday, 14 April 2017 13:53
ex police.. What about the properties which owned by tamil people took over by others became super rich after 1983... via DM Android App
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Tharmalingham Friday, 14 April 2017 14:29
Vigneswaran is the leader of the Tamils and a cultured manthen how can any one expect him to meet up with a low class Tamil refugee who has returned to show off his quickly made fortune in the streets of Europe.
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RK Friday, 14 April 2017 16:35
VIG You should be a role model and example to all the people under you . take off all party politics and just think as a human being. via DM Android App
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Ganesh Friday, 14 April 2017 16:35
Why do you all waste your time taking this as a big issue dignifying CM for no fault of him because he becomes often sick nowadays ?
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ceylon Friday, 14 April 2017 19:19
after 69 years of independence still beging.it is now right time to handover lanka to britain again.lanka had proven cant rule. via DM Android App
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Ranjan Friday, 14 April 2017 21:31
In truth you would want to hand over Sri Lanka to your decadent master India!!
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ceylon Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:05
shame on lanka government.government cant help its citizens.specialy this caseresults of government made wrong doings.beging from other countries. via DM Android App
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