Tamilians in Coimbatore demonstrate against Sri Lankan President

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Coimbatore, May 26 (ANI): Over a hundred activists here today demonstrated against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The protesters raised slogans against Rajapakse and demanded that he be declared a war criminal for initiating military action against the Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Wearing photographs of LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the protesters criticised Government of India for supporting Rajapakse Government.

"The Indian Government led by Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi is supporting Rajapakse, who is a human flesh eater and is not declaring Rajapkase as war criminal. The Central Government is betraying the trust of Tamilians in Tamil Nadu and that is why we are protesting today," said Susi Kalaiarasan, a protester.

The Tamil Tigers for the first time acknowledged the death of their founder and leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran.

A statement from the remnants of the rebel group issued late on Sunday said he had been killed a week before in the final battle of what had become Asia's longest modern war. Sri Lanka declared total victory on May 18. (ANI)

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