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.
Sri Lanka’s hardline government Thursday criticised United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for expressing deep concern about Tamil civilians in the Vanni region. Sri Lankan human rights ministry official Rajiva Wijesinghe told reporters that there were no civilian casualties in the Colombo government’s ongoing offensive and that the UN Chief’s comments were helping the LTTE. […]
Citing photographic evidence in its possession of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in early 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday joined a chorus of calls this week for an independent international investigation into violations of the laws of war during the closing months of Sri Lanka’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers. Calling on the […]
A young Tamil activist burnt himself to death in front of the Shastri Bhavan, the Indian Central Government’s Chennai Head office Thursday, reports from Chennai said. The activist, Mr. Muthukumar, from Thooththukkudi, who works for Pe’n’nea Nee feminist magazine as typist and also writes articles, doused himself with petrol and set himself afire, condemning the […]