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A group of Sri Lankan tourists was attacked by three unidentified persons at Central railway station on Monday. The incident happened when the 16 tourists alighted from Tamil Nadu Express that reached the city from New Delhi.

Nobody was injured though two Sri Lankans were targeted. Sources said that the attackers fled after the assault.

"A video footage is available but it may be difficult to trace them because the men were wearing caps," said a railway police official. (Source: Times of India)
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  • Sam Monday, 18 March 2013 11:16 AM

    Why don't the gov impose a travel ban and get every Sri Lankan back from India. It's not like we are going to die because we can't go to India. Let's stop this nonsense and refrain from flying to India. Let them lose their tourism, who cares.

    colin Monday, 18 March 2013 11:16 AM

    It is sad in the land of the Buddha such acts take place,It is the duty of the TN police to protect them especially if they are neligious dignitaries. This should be condemned by all and there must be a cry to stop these dastardly acts

    Tangent Monday, 18 March 2013 09:15 AM

    You reap what you sow. Sad but seeing a boy being shot for no fault of his make sentiment rise. The Sri Lanka government has to take full responsibility for the current situation. Why has the Sri Lanka government summoned the Indian ambassador and shown its displeasure. They are still hoping for Indian support at the UNHRC sessions. Pathetic.

    kay parker Monday, 18 March 2013 11:23 AM

    They have no backing in India. Only in Sri Lanka the government will back them

    ajj Monday, 18 March 2013 09:13 AM

    Feel very sorry and sad.
    as a Tamils i never support this. i can understand TN tamils feel.but this is not good. attacking innocents is cant acceptable. This type of attacking coming more bs of govt. still not investigation for war crimes.. racism against Tamils, no political solution. so govt should act and find a solution here 1st so all the problem will solve.

    rmfer86 Monday, 18 March 2013 09:19 AM

    Cant believe that the government is still on the stand that it 'might' issue a travel warning.. Seriously people, use your brains and stop going there. Uneducated fools. I mean the Indians. It could apply to a few parties though.

    mohamed Monday, 18 March 2013 09:14 AM

    This is not correct, as humans it such a shame that there is no security for a religious preacher in India. Is this how Indians treat people? Have they forgotten than Indians are living in SL?

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 18 March 2013 09:20 AM

    WHY on earth are you visiting this dump ??? stay in Sri Lanka without going there , for GOD sake before they kill you next time..

    Travel ban on Tamil Nadu Immediately over to you Govt. of Sri Lanka...

    Fusion Monday, 18 March 2013 11:18 AM

    Keep this up and TN politicos will only make huge fools of themselves (well they already have I guess). Sadly, these incidents distract people from the real issues faced by Tamils in SL. Oh, the irony...

    Fusion Monday, 18 March 2013 11:25 AM

    Keep this up and TN politicos will only make huge fools of themselves. Sadly, these incidents distract people from the real issues faced by Tamils in SL.

    ANTON Monday, 18 March 2013 09:18 AM

    WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR DESHA PREMEE, DESHA HITHIYSHEE, BBS, JHU, BOOMI PUTRA ORGANIZATIONS, KTHAAWA DOLAAWEN GAMANA PAYIN.

    SM Monday, 18 March 2013 11:25 AM

    This is appalling. I felt very humiliated watching this innocent monk who didn’t react in anyway. We issue over the counter visa for Indians & welcome them. They in return attack our monks, our people, they fish illegally in our seas destroying our sea bed and will vote against us at the UNHCR. Are we this weak? Don’t we have self respect? Can we just ask them to get lost? They have never been a friendly nation to us.

    Kasthuri Monday, 18 March 2013 09:25 AM

    This is ridicules!.. Government must look to ban people going to Chennai.

    ind Monday, 18 March 2013 09:19 AM

    Now India has to answer for these. Otherwise they have to face the consequences. It's very heartening. Feel sorry. Why do we going to this SHIT country at first place. Where is HR protectors ??

    Saskia Monday, 18 March 2013 09:26 AM

    I strongly condemn this kind of attack against non-political and non-armed force Sri Lankans. These people are ordinary citizens and we should not attack them. I think this is the reprisal of the attack against Indian fishermen by SL navy. Until the attack by SL navy stops, this kind of attack is inevitable.

    surain Monday, 18 March 2013 11:29 AM

    shame on you india! shame on you. load buddha was born in your country but you people insult his noble preaching.

    Fathima Monday, 18 March 2013 09:26 AM

    Attacking a representative of any religion is wrong and this act must be resolved immediately. At the same time one has to remember, when it hurts to see a Buddhist monk being attacked in India,, it kills to see muslims and mosques being insulted in the very country we were born in.

    chathura Monday, 18 March 2013 12:43 PM

    a very bad act by racists.. Tamil Nadu Politicians should take the responsibility for these racist activities..

    Laminate Monday, 18 March 2013 09:21 AM

    I feel sorry for the Monk, sad incident.....

    mail_guy Monday, 18 March 2013 09:27 AM

    These Sri Lankans know very well about TN people. Therefore that monk is the one to be blamed not them.

    rmfer86 Monday, 18 March 2013 09:22 AM

    That video is shocking. That man attacked a monk ( who did not raise an arm to fight back), and a group of older tourists visiting his country.. The shame his country should feel.

    ajj Monday, 18 March 2013 09:28 AM

    I hate this.. we never support this.. :((

    azath Monday, 18 March 2013 12:51 PM

    Devastating to see a Rev Monk is attacked, Pl stop sending them to India.

    dhanan Monday, 18 March 2013 11:31 AM

    True colours of LTTE sympathizers... They are mentally ill as their leaders.

    Ajith Monday, 18 March 2013 11:26 AM

    At least India responses to these attacks.. They have arrested earlier the person who attacked the monk in Trichy, and when ever there is a problem, Police has tried to take action.. Is this happening in SL...? When Kovil and Mosques attacked in Dambulla, was anyone arrested..?

    RamUk Monday, 18 March 2013 11:32 AM

    Just sad....

    surain Monday, 18 March 2013 09:25 AM

    this is horrible these thaminadu fellows behave like animals. hitting innocent monk is a disgraceful act and a shame on your country.

    askar Monday, 18 March 2013 01:17 PM

    where is pothu bala sena ? As a Muslim I feel very sorry attacking innocent person.

    BAWA Monday, 18 March 2013 01:25 PM

    Sri Lankan must be united to oppsose such very bad treatment, also BBS must srop violation against any community in SL

    Naufer Monday, 18 March 2013 01:33 PM

    We totally condemn this type of cowardly and horrible behavior of certain barbarians living in Tamil nadu,

    human Monday, 18 March 2013 01:34 PM

    really i dont like india tamil a lot of..i feel to see sad..Foolish behavior...

    Fazli Monday, 18 March 2013 09:48 AM

    For the time being suspend all future travels to TN or
    choose a different destination. You keep attacking and I keep visiting is no common sense.

    Inaz Monday, 18 March 2013 09:43 AM

    Bro not everyone welcomes the government action. What did this monk do for a bunch idiot to treat him like that. By the way I am not a budhist.

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 18 March 2013 09:43 AM

    It is really sad. This got aggravated with the visit of MR to Thirupathi. TN people got really worked up due to that. When bigwigs come they come with heavy security and nothing happens. These are innocents who have to suffer.

    FDk Monday, 18 March 2013 09:44 AM

    Consequences? serously

    Tamilan Monday, 18 March 2013 10:47 AM

    Hurting innocent piople does not solve anything. Not all the tamil nadu people back these kind of acts. This is a work of LTTE backed groups in tamil nadu. They are not interseted in supporting tamils in Sri lanka they only interested in Euros and Swiss Francs. The central government should take severe actions against these thugs before it is too late.

    amara Monday, 18 March 2013 10:50 AM

    BBC channel 04 prepared this background. They wanted this.
    Are you(BBC) happy?.

    ind Monday, 18 March 2013 10:51 AM

    That's true.

    raj Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:19 AM

    What about the Sinhala racism starting with the Sinhala only law in 1956, the ethnic riots in 1983?

    jiggy Monday, 18 March 2013 10:54 AM

    Tamil racism is the cause of the terrorism you see in TN and the terrorism we saw in SL

    raj Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:27 AM

    Tamils of LTTE?

    Javed Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:15 AM

    it is really sad to see these kind of things happening. All communities should learn to live peacefully & people of cleargy should be respected no matter what religion they practice.

    Bob Seygal Monday, 18 March 2013 11:02 AM

    Tamils of LTTE and Tamil Nadu seem to be provoking Singhalese to react. It is a bait, we must be careful.

    Gamini Monday, 18 March 2013 11:02 AM

    It is a display of true nature of the uncivilised two legged dogs. India must take action with an example to the rest in keeping with the protocols with foreign governments which they have accepted to follow.

    janak Monday, 18 March 2013 11:00 AM

    SEND BODUBALA SENA TO INDIA

    sandman Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:30 AM

    This is as shameful as damaging and destroying the places of worship of another religion in this country and harassing a particular religious denomination.

    jumboo Monday, 18 March 2013 12:26 PM

    Why do people go to this country. They are good at rape only.

    Freedom Monday, 18 March 2013 11:09 AM

    i watched two difference priest attacked by indians. they attacked only the priests...why is that....i think they had identified priest are the main trouble makers in this country...

    Susuku Monday, 18 March 2013 11:10 AM

    Foolish behavior,,, this is what happening in this world. people are being killed and hurt by some other people where attacker and victims have no relevance,,, but the actual culprits live freely and time to time making some statements.
    Yes, we can suspend the travels to TN.... but thing about what other religious people do if things are not going well here... suspend what ? suspend religion ?

    Virendra Tuesday, 19 March 2013 04:06 PM

    Let me use the phrase used by most Lankan top brass - this video is fake. It must be the LTTE cadre who are the culprits.


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