Vaiko detained during anti Sri Lanka protest

VaikoIndia’s MDMK general secretary Vaiko and representatives from 32 organisations were detained in Chennai after they threatened to lay siege to the U.S. Consulate in Chennai following a rally condemning the draft US resolution for a domestic investigation into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported.

A large number of supporters belonging to the 32 organisations under the “May Pathinezhu Iyakkam” banner convened at the Rajarathinam Stadium in Egmore in protest against the draft resolution.

The protesters demanded an international investigation into the alleged genocide of Tamils, referendum for Tamil Eelam and lifting of the ban on the LTTE by all the countries.

“We will mobilise the youth, students in Tamil Nadu and wherever Tamils are living. The Union government has continuously betrayed the Tamils. First, the UPA government and now, the Modi government,” Vaiko said at the rally.

The protestors burnt effigies of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and U.S. President Barack Obama.

“What kind of an investigation is this? How can a person accused of a crime be allowed to investigate it,” Vaiko asked.

The protestors courted arrest when they tried to march to the U.S. Consulate. A large posse of police personnel had erected barricades around the venue and detained the protestors.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Vaiko must look after his people in TN,build more toilets,etc.He must mind his own business,here in Sri Lanka all communities live amicably,except for few in the North.

  2. Why are you giving important for vaiko?He is not recognise with their own people. How he can talk about srilankan probs. TNA and srilankan governments get together find the right solution to live every body happy, without any fear from outsiders

    • Mr. you wait and see what is going to happen,Sampanthan have no guts to tell the truth and ask for an international investigation.The racists sinhalese for the sake of their benifit appoint some commissions and ultimately tell the soldiers never carried out a genocide.You must know that the mindset and the inborn character of sinhalese will never change.

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