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Jayalalithaa to go on fast over Sri Lankan Tamils issue

[Hindu, Friday, 6 March 2009 08:06 One Comment]

j_jayalalithaa_200_140 AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa will observe a day-long fast on March 10 demanding that the Centre should work for bringing about an immediate ceasefire between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE.

 

Announcing a state-wide protest, the former Tamil Nadu chief minister, in a statement, on Thursday said that other prominent leaders of the party would lead the fast in the district headquarters.

 

Blaming the Centre and the ruling party in the state, the DMK, for "failing to ensure ceasefire" in Sri Lanka, she said the fast would be aimed to ensure peace in the island nation where the security of a large number of civilian Tamils is under threat.

 

She also expressed complete solidarity with the Sri Lankan Tamils.

 

During the protest, the party will collect donations for providing relief to the Sri Lankan Tamils.

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  • k.k.shanmugam said:

    there is no party in tamil nadu against ealam tamils.
    all are in the same boat with their colours,so for "vote bank" all are
    making fools of the votters. my sincire openion this election is not for srilanga.it is your future five years over all life. decide your
    openion form your future plan and your future should decide by your vote for the future india construction and developement in the fast moving world.forget all party leaders words.prove that tamil nadu people will decide their future themselves,not for any leaders words as
    they are changing thoughts by second to second for their selfishness.