SIFAA observes fast for killing of Lankan Tamils

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Chennai, Nov 1: The Tamil Film Fraternity, led by the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA), on Saturday, Nov 1 observed daylong fast to condemn the killings of Tamils in Sri Lanka by the Island Nation's Army and seek the Centre's intervention to bring about a peaceful solution to the ethnic crisis. Organised on the premises of the SIFAA in the city, the fast was attended by who's who of the Tamil Film Industry led by SIFAA President Sarath Kumar.

Prominent among those took part were Prakash Raj, Napolean, Chandrasekar, Vijay,Vikram and Mumtaz. Most of the artistes were clad in black.

This is the second time the Tamil Film Industry was holding an agitation to draw the attention of the government to the Lankan Tamil issue after Directors and Producers, led by Bharathiraja, held a massive rally at Rameswaram on Oct 19.

Mr Kumar cautioned actors against making provocative speeches and asked them not to speak anything against the law. This came in the wake of Directors Seeman and Ameer, who were arrested on the charges of sedition for making pro-LTTE speeches on October 19 at Rameswaram. The directors were released from the Madurai Central Prison yesterday.

SIFAA Secretary Radha Ravi and Prabhu also attended the fast.

A majority of them were clad in black. The police made elaborate security arrangements for the fast.

UNI

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