Vaiko, pro-Tamil outfits cut cake to celebrate LTTE chief Prabhakaran's birthday
NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Chennai: NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
While Vaiko celebrated the birth anniversary of Prabhakaran at a village in Tirupur District, Nam Tamilar Katchi chief and film director Seeman cut a cake in Chennai.
Vaiko was also supposed to cut a cake in Erode at 7.30 pm, coinciding with the time of birth of Prabhakaran, partymen said. Vocal pro-Tamil leader Pazha Nedumaran observed the anniversary of Prabhakaran, whose outfit is banned in the country, by planting a sapling at Thanjavur.
Other pro-Tamil leaders like Kolathur Mani have issued greetings messages on the occasion. Police said several workers of MDMK were detained in Namakkal and Tirupur when they tried to celebrate the birthday in important road junctions of the town without permission.
Prabhakaran was killed by the Sri Lankan armed forces in 2009, ending decades of civil war in the island nation.
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The protesters were heading to Sanchi to protest the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for laying the foundation stone of the International Buddhist University there.