A junior cricket team from Sri Lanka, which arrived here to participate in a private tournament, was sent back today owing to security concerns, senior police officials said. The 16-member team had arrived from Colombo last night and were put up at an accommodation in the city. They were denied permission to participate in the tournament this morning owing to security reasons, officials added.
They later left for home, a PTI report said. The Under-15 private tournament is scheduled to be held from August 4-7.
The incident comes close on the heels of a derogatory article against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on a Sri Lankan official website which also had a graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The article triggered widespread public and political outrage in the state prompting Sri Lanka to remove it and issue an unqualified apology to the two leaders.
Incidentally, in 2012, Jayalalithaa had, in line with her strident stance against Sri Lanka, ordered the sending home of a soccer team from that country which arrived here to play a friendly match. The action came against the backdrop of her opposition to India training Sri Lankan military personnel not only in the state but also anywhere else in the country, saying the Lankan forces had committed war crimes against Tamils in the island nation.
An official in the Nehru stadium of the state government was suspended for giving oral approval for the match. (PTI)
Kondebendapuchhena Monday, 04 August 2014 08:05 AM
these Tamilnadu unlawful opportunistic morons there all Srilanakans must boycott going there simple is that .those who are going there must face the music at there own risk.
true Monday, 04 August 2014 08:22 AM
stupid politics.There no ( nothing) anti-lankan wave in Tamil Nadu.Y these politicians behaving like this?,its stupidity.
Banda Tuesday, 05 August 2014 05:01 AM
Newton's 3rd law
dont tease TN
Gabo Singho Monday, 04 August 2014 08:29 AM
Do not visit India. End of story. Cut off all ties with south India.
jehan Monday, 04 August 2014 08:33 AM
I hope we don't get banned the SL Test team from India. then all kapputh
mail_guy Monday, 04 August 2014 09:16 AM
We have proved that there are no difference between TN and SL. So we have to accept the consequence.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 04 August 2014 09:17 AM
Yes its true, why we face disgraceful situations with South India, knowing Jayalalitha a nasty women. It is our fault.
Jayantha Jayamanna Monday, 04 August 2014 09:24 AM
I have lot of friends in Tamil Nadu, but they are not racialists, they mind their own business. Only these nasty South Indian Politicians playing dirty games and remain in power. We should totally ignore the Nasty South Indian Politicians and have only close links with the Central Government and PM Modi.
Ron Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:24 AM
We Sri Lankans have to go to South India to know whatca hell hole looks like.
Paul Monday, 04 August 2014 09:36 AM
nice , need the immediate reaction from Sri Lanka...
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 04 August 2014 09:49 AM
No need all Sri Lankans, this is only for he Sinhalese. Other races have no problems with TN and Tamils.
kane Tuesday, 05 August 2014 06:16 AM
manger of the team who now says ..."see the above news report."
Don Don Monday, 04 August 2014 05:47 AM
Anything from SL is not welcome in TN. Sent the team to China.
kaduthuda Monday, 04 August 2014 06:00 AM
Why the hell did they go there? Are they so ignorant?
Fayad Monday, 04 August 2014 06:05 AM
Every action has a reaction
Podi Monday, 04 August 2014 06:13 AM
Where is boru bala sena?
kane Monday, 04 August 2014 06:37 AM
I do not understand the mentality of the.......
ABC Monday, 04 August 2014 12:45 PM
Why we still going to TN to play cricket via DM Android App
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