Tamil film ’superstar’ Rajinikanth yesterday asked fans not to celebrate his 58th birthday which falls on December 12, as a way of expressing solidarity with Eelam´s Tamils who were ”suffering” in the ongoing war by Sri Lankan army. ”Everyone is deeply hurt by the sufferings of Tamils in neighbouring Eelam. Hence, we have chosen not to celebrate Rajinikanth’s birthday on December 12”. Rajinikanth Fans Welfare Association head Sudhakar said, Earlier, over the Eelam Tamil issue, actor Kamal Hassan decided not to celebrate his birthday on November 7. Mr. Hassan said it would be good if his birthday could be used to leverage public opinion in favour of Eelam Tamils.
Rights group Amnesty International appealed Wednesday to Sri Lankan authorities to allow aid to reach more than 300,000 displaced people in the violence-hit northern Wanni region. “Our information indicates that the situation in Wanni is rapidly becoming critical, despite the government’s statements that it is coping,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty’s Asia-Pacific director.
Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan was further detained with the CID till December 10 for questioning over the killing of Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya detained Chandrakanthan till December 10 when he was produced before the Magistrate yesterday for physical examination of the detainee. The CID producing him before the Magistrate […]
– Speech to Tamil demonstration, Copenhagen, February 4, 2009. by Patrick Mac Manus, Oprør / Rebellion (Denmark) Today, there is a deep humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. The Tamil people in the north and east are facing annihilation at the hands of the Sinhalese government and its army. Sri Lanka is and has for centuries […]