Tamil film industry fasts for Sri Lankan Tamils

Indo Asian News Service

Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Members of Tamil film industry observed a day-long fast here Tuesday in support of the protests against alleged atrocities on Sri Lankan Tamils.

Members of Tamil Nadu Film Director's Association (TANTIS), Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI), Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), Federation of Small Screen Technicians (FESST), Tamil Nadu Small Screen Producers Association (TNSSPA) and Tamil Nadu Thiraipada Padalasiriargal Sangam (TNTPS) were part of this hunger strike.

"I, on behalf of the Tamil film industry, would like to thank Tamil Nadu state government for supporting us in this movement. Despite the result that will be arrived at the UN human rights body meet later this month, our struggle for this cause will continue," actor R. Sarath Kumar said, concluding the fast.

All the participants maintained a silent protest throughout the day.

Prominent directors Gautham Menon, S.J. Suryah, Ameer, Aslam, Shankar, K.V. Anand, Vijay, Linguswamy, Prabhu Solomon, Balaji Sakthivel, Kinslin and actors Jayam Ravi, Srikanth, Karunas, Rajkiran, Suhasini, Manobala, Ponvannan, and many others were part of the hunger strike.

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