This Article is From Apr 09, 2009

Vijay, fans observe fast over Lankan Tamils issue

Vijay, fans observe fast over Lankan Tamils issue
Chennai: Leading Tamil actor Vijay and his fans organisations on Sunday observed a eight-hour fast to express his solidarity for the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai.

The eight-hour long agitation was inagurated by Vijay's father and vetran director S A Chandrasekar. Talking to reporters, Vijay said similar fast was being organised by his fans in 37 places across the state.

",It is my effort to show my support for the suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka. I am happy and consider myself privileged to be part of the agitation",. Expressing confidence that the a ceasefire would come soon in the island nation, Vijay said ",we can't go to Sri Lanka and fight for the Tamils. This agitation is an attempt to show our strong support to them",.

Film directors Perarasu, Selvabharathy and actor Mansoor Ali Khan also took part in the fast. Vijay had also participated in the fast organised by the South Indian Film Artistes Association in the city last month over the same issue.