The houses were built by Gnanam Foundation, which has been named after Lyca Group chairman Subaskaran Allirajah’s mother, at a cost of Rs. 22 crore.
Rajinikanth said he agreed to visit the island nation since he wanted to see the places where Tamils lived and died for their cause.
“Though I disagree with the reasons given by VCK chief Thirumavalacan and MDMK chief Vaiko, I will not participate in the event”, the actor said in a statement.
Rajinikanth said he planned to meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and urge him to find a lasting solution to the fishermen issue.
“I am not a politician, I am an artist. My job is to entertain people. In future, if I get a chance to visit Sri Lanka to witness the place of the ‘holy war’, don’t silence me”, he said.