Protest against Lankan official in Chennai

The lawyers’ wing of AIADMK staged a protest in front of the premier institute in Chennai on Thursday demanding the deportation of a Sri Lankan bureaucrat invited by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF).

The Lankan official, I M N Chandrasiri, Deputy Director of the agriculture ministry, was among the speakers at the four-day Asia Pacific Consultation on Family Farming and Zero Hunger Challenge.

Advocates raised slogans condemning the Rajapaksa regime.

“When the entire State is on the boil over the defamatory article on CM Jayalalithaa on the Lankan Defence Ministry website, Swaminathan has invited an official from the island nation,” said R Shivashankaran, an advocate. After MSSRF officialclarified that Chandrashri had cancelled his visit a week ago, the protesters dispersed peacefully. (The Indian Express)

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