Tamil party holds protests against Sri Lankan President

A Tamil political party on Friday held a demonstration here against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa protesting against killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen in the mid-sea allegedly by the Lankan Navy.

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 00:40 AM IST

Mumbai: A Tamil political party on Friday held a
demonstration here against the visit of Sri Lankan President
Mahinda Rajapaksa protesting against killings of Tamil Nadu
fishermen in the mid-sea allegedly by the Lankan Navy.

Members of Naam Tamilar Party torched and tore the photos
of Rajapaksa at Dharavi.

"A number of fishermen were killed in the mid-sea by the
Sri Lankan Navy. We should not tolerate such acts. Indian
government is also not taking the matter seriously. In order
to lodge our protest, we burnt the photos of Rajapaksa,"
C Rajendran, General Secretary(Maharashtra), Naam Tamilar
Party, whose head office is in Chennai, said.

Members of the Tamil community and their party activists
would stage demonstration tomorrow as well in the city, he
added.

Rajapaksa will land in Mumbai on Saturday morning to watch the
World Cup cricket final between India and Sri Lanka at the
Wankhede stadium.

PTI