Vaiko, Nedumaran arrested for picketing Sri Lankan mission
Submitted by Walter Jayawardhana
MDMK chief Vaiko, along with 400 activists of several Tamil outfits, was arrested on Monday when they attempted to picket the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai pressing for their demands, including a probe against the island government over alleged war crimes.
Mr. Vaiko, Tamil Desiya Iyakkam (Tamil Nationalist Movement) leader P. Nedumaran and around 400 people owing allegiance to about 20-odd pro-Tamil organisations were arrested, police said.
The protestors also demanded that India support a U.S.-sponsored motion against Sri Lanka in the U.N. Human Rights Council, and raised slogans against island country President Mahinda Rajapakse.
They were also demanding closure of the mission in the city.
The DMK-backed TESO (Tamil Ealam Supporters’ Organisation) will hold a similar protest on Tuesday with party Treasurer M.K. Stalin slated to lead the agitation.
Political parties in the state have been pressing for action against the Sri Lankan government for the alleged war crimes committed by its army during the last phase of the conflict with rebel LTTE.
DMK, a key UPA ally, has been insisting that India sould support the US-sponsored Sri Lanka-specific resolution in the ongoing UNHRC meet at Geneva.
The chorus in the state for India joining hands with the US grew stronger following the alleged cold-blooded killing of slain LTTE chief V Prabakaran’s 12 year-old son Balachandran.(Courtesy the Hindu)
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MENNA PISSUWE HONDA RATAMA BALAGANNA
Pissu hondatama hedilla..
If the Government of India cannot provide adequate security to Sri Lankan missions in India, GOSL should provide its own security using our forces.
Hon Duminda Silva, MP and supervising MP for the Defence Ministry is back in the country, we should seriously consider miltary incursion in tamil Nadu to protect our assets. Hon Duminda is able to provide appropriate ledership to such an initiative.
These idiots, and supporters for those idiots are available in both SL and TN and other countries as well.
So as Sri lankans (truly Sri lankans) we should let them dance on the rain. They will get wet and they will get sick.
We don’t worry on those. We know the results and we control the results. We are always LIONS, we never get hungry for grass.
L. Mani (48), belonging to the fishermen community at Nallavadu near Chennai, who attempted immolation in front of the Cuddalore Collectorate on Monday afternoon and suffered over 70 per cent burns, died in the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital in Chennai at night.
Earlier, he had been taken to the Cuddalore headquarters government hospital for first aid and then referred to the Chennai hospital.
It is learnt that he was earlier acting as the Cuddalore union coordinator of the Naam Tamilar Katchi and later, became content with the membership of the party.
Soon after the Tamil organisations and certain political parties staged a black flag demonstration in front of the Cuddalore Head Post Office against Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr. Mani came near the Collectorate about 12.40 p.m., doused himself with kerosene and set himself ablaze. The shopkeepers in the vicinity poured water on him and alerted the police.
In a partly typewritten and partly handwritten note left at the spot, Mr. Mani said that on the day when the US was moving a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council against the Sri Lankan Government for its war crimes, it was a right decision on his part to sacrifice his life for the cause of the Tamil brethren in the island nation.
He said that the sacrifice of his life should be considered as the first vote for the Tamils to get a separate Tamil Eelam.
He also said that for the past five years, he had been fighting in a democratic manner against the corrupt officials who turned a Nelson’s eye to the substandard construction of the permanent houses built for the tsunami-affected people in Cuddalore district.
Sri lanka MP Mr Siritheran should be arrest under the terrorist criminal law because of he partichipated swiss LTTE meeting.