Uproar over Lanka in Indian parliament

The Indian parliament faced an uproar today over Sri Lanka as well as some domestic issues, the Indian media reported.

In the Lok Sabha AIADMK and DMK members were seen protesting the training of Sri Lankan armed forces at an airbase in India. CPI member P. Lingam was seen with a placard opposing the forthcoming visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India.

The Rajya Sabha too witnessed uproarious scenes as soon as it met for the day. DMK members raised the issue of Sri Lanka defence personnel being trained by India.

On Sunday after expressing her strong displeasure over Sri Lankan defence personnel undergoing training in her state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa ordered for sending back two Sri Lankan football teams which were undergoing training in Chennai.

The directive from the Chief Minister came after one of the teams, Royal College of Colombo, played a match against the Chennai Customs team at a stadium in the city on Friday.

Jayalalithaa has also ordered the suspension of a stadium official for allowing the soccer team to play the “friendly” tie, alleging that he insulted Tamils.