2 SL military officers face protests in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Guardian 16 July 2012
Tamils protested against the presence of two Sri Lankan military officials at Gateway Hotel, at the Coonoor hill station in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, reports NDTV.
The military personnel, reported to be a Rear Admiral and a Major General, arrived on Sunday evening, prompting 25 MDMK members to protest. They were arrested by Indian police officers as they attempted to march to the hotel.
NDTV reports that there remains a 'heavy police deployment' outside the hotel, as more Tamil protests are anticipated.
The Sri Lankan military are said to be taking part in a one-day programme at the Defence Services Staff College, along side 25 attendees from 10 other countries.
The incident comes amidst recent public anger at the presence of Sri Lankan Air Force personnel at the Tambaram base in Tamil Nadu.
The Sri Lankan navy denied firing shots at Tamil Nadu fishermen accused of crossing into Sri Lankan waters.
“We have in the past, and still continue to discourage Indian poachers in the Palk Strait using minimum force but have stopped short of firing on them,
As the 6th anniversary of the end of the armed conflict approaches this month, the American journalist Shashank Bengali reporting from Kilinochchi, described the ongoing suffering of the many Tamils who continue to search for the whereabouts of their missing loved ones six years post conflict,
The former Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the new government was run by western lackeys.
"The country had entered an era of ‘mega deals’ under the new government which was run by the lackeys of western powers,