This Article is From Aug 04, 2014

Tamil Film Fraternity Slams Sri Lankan Article Against Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa

Tamil Film Fraternity Slams Sri Lankan Article Against Narendra Modi,  Jayalalithaa

Vijay and Suriya were among the protesters outside Sri Lankan consulate in Chennai

Highlights

  • Members of the Tamil film fraternity assembled here on August 4 to protest against Sri Lankan government for a controversial article degrading Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The article was published on the Sri Lankan defence ministry's website.
  • Members of Tamil Directors Union and Producers Council protested outside the Sri Lankan consulate here.
  • Tamil film stars such as Vijay, Suriya, Vinay Rai, AR Murugadoss, R. Sarath Kumar, Vikraman, Keyar and Sivakumar participated in the protest.
  • The Sri Lankan government has tendered an unqualified apology and removed the content from their website, the film fraternity wants the centre to register a stronge protest.
  • "Its (Government's) silence is a tacit support to Sri Lanka and this hurts Tamil sentiment", said Mr Sarath Kumar, the President of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association.
  • The article also created furore in the Rajya Sabha, leading to the house being adjourned till noon.
Chennai: Members of the Tamil film fraternity assembled here on August 4 to protest against Sri Lankan government for a controversial article degrading Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The article was published on the Sri Lankan defence ministry's website.

Members of Tamil Directors Union and Producers Council protested outside the Sri Lankan consulate here.

Tamil film stars such as Vijay, Suriya, Vinay Rai, AR Murugadoss, R. Sarath Kumar, Vikraman, Keyar and Sivakumar participated in the protest.

The Sri Lankan government has tendered an unqualified apology and removed the content from their website, the film fraternity wants the centre to register a stronge protest.

"Its (Government's) silence is a tacit support to Sri Lanka and this hurts Tamil sentiment", said Mr Sarath Kumar, the President of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association.

The article also created furore in the Rajya Sabha, leading to the house being adjourned till noon.