Three Sri Lankan karate fighters could not participate in an international Karate championship at Pollachi town, Coimbatore in India as organisers asked them to return to their country after protests by some pro-Eelam outfits, police said.
The Sri Lankan participants were supposed to participate in the tourney which began last night. But some activists of Periyar Dravida Kazhakam and like-minded organisations lodged a protest with organisers for inviting them, saying the island nation's government was not allowing Tamils there to live peacefully.
Since the team had already arrived in Chennai, the organisers asked them to not to come to Pollachi and to return to their country, police said.(NDTV)
These insults are going too far. The Indian team went to H'tota by helicopter while our team went by bus. Time to reciprocate is now. Enough is enough!!
Rajiv Monday, 23 July 2012 05:25 AM
@ Raj- True what you are saying, but it it rubbish that Tamils are not having fair treatment. See all the rich colombo 7 tamils, all partying hard on the Hi Magazine. See how many tamils are top corporate officials in blue chip companies. See how many tamils are doing well in colombo. How can anyone say that we are treating them any different. Hell my boss is a tamil and hes a very nice guy and i respect him for who he is as a person. We need to stop referring to peopl by race and address them as individuals, we are all humans underneath.
Nirmal Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:38 PM
It is so sad to see what's happening to the world largest democracy!
Suresh Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:30 PM
This is bad. We watched fighters from Thailand,Japan etc surely we missed lankan. Whats wrong ? Yup we have issue. But we need move on.
Dalu Banda Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:07 PM
Government should start assembling factory for bus / lorry building factory with China,
kanchana Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:48 AM
And yet most of them are Tamils who controls the almost all the whole sale industry in Sri Lanka. at the end they will pump all the money to South India.
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:45 AM
How long are we going to take this humiliation lying down. Time for action now. Let us start with the Tamil Nadu fellows doing unauthorised business here and deport them to teach these Tamil Nadu jokers a lesson.
Fusion Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:18 AM
Why on earth should we do that? If we are better than them, then we should welcome them with open arms and make sure they have great time while in SL.
raj Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:15 AM
Sinhalese don't do such and will never do such business, because they consider it a low caste work (dealing in gold). Tamils are monopolizing the business because Sinhalese don't want to do that business. If you don't want to do it, do not blame the Tamil for making money out of it.
Nodrog Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:00 AM
Why do we keep placating India when all they do is scorn and insult us. Round up all the Indians working illegally here and deport them immediately.
Appuwa Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:25 AM
Can we ask all Tamil Nadu visitors staying in Sri Lanka to leave India. We should not allow cricketer Ashwin to play in our land since Ashwin is also from Tamil Nadu.
Leslie Sunday, 22 July 2012 10:24 AM
Why on earth are our deligent sportsmen sent to this filthy state of Tamil Nadu. The tamils are still dreaming of elam which is never going to happen in the next 1000 centuries.
farieze Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:27 AM
send back Indian cricket team. This is too much-sports has nothing to with any problem. Why they allow Srilankan cricket players in Indian premier league in chinnal without protest
Lanka Shantha Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:16 AM
They don't like to loose, to our lads.
hrm Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:15 AM
no words !!! This is utter madness.
Monaragala Marthelis Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:10 AM
Just take a walk in Pettah and see Tamils making tons of money and shipping to India and other countries.
Tamils monopolize gold, retail clothing in Pettah, and almost all essential commodities.
Mohammed Jihad Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:49 AM
will send India Cricket Team to there home?? also they cannot come for T20 world Cup - good bye
Fazli Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:53 AM
Such acts will only further aggravate the Tamils Problems, if any, in Sri Lanka. Tit for Tat is not an answer.
Porak Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:35 AM
Then we should send Ashwin back.
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