Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Protests in Tamil Nadu force Sri Lanka opposition MP to cancel visit to temple and return
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 11:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party parliamentarian Karu Jayasuriya visiting a Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu was forced to cancel his visit and return to the country today, Indian media reported.

Jayasuriya Wednesday night has arrived in the town of Thirukkadaiyur in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu on a pilgrimage to the Lord Amirthakadeswara temple.

However, the pro-Eelam Tamil groups learned of his presence in the town have gathered Thursday morning outside his hotel and protested his visit demanding him to leave immediately.

Activists of DMK, BJP, MDMK, PMK, VCK, Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam shouted slogans against him and demanded him to go back immediately, the PTI news agency reported.

Authorities have deployed a large number of policemen to quell the tension brewing in the area.

According to reports quoting Temple sources, Jayasuriya did not visit the shrine and returned home.

Sri Lankan media meanwhile reported that the protest was not against Jayasuriya but against the Sri Lankan government. Reportedly the protestors have received information that a Sri Lankan government 'minister' was visiting the state and staged the protest.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UNP leader rejects allegations that he hindered Sajith's presidential campaign
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President ready for a general election as soon as possible
-- [4 hours ago]
Court temporarily lifts Lalith Weeratunga's foreign travel ban
-- [5 hours ago]
Edinburgh University to return nine human skulls from Sri Lanka to Vedda people
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka tea production drops nearly 30 percent in October 2019, exports increase 10.7 percent
-- [7 hours ago]
Parliamentarian AHM Fowzie expelled form SLFP
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's interim cabinet under new President sworn-in
-- [8 hours ago]
16 senior police officers receive new appointments and transfers
-- [9 hours ago]
UNP General Secretary rejects claims that Sajith was obstructed from entering Sirikotha
CID Director SSP Abeysekara transferred

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.