We will meet at an appropriate time: Rajinikanth thanks Sri Lankan Tamils for support
“I came to know about the love you have for me through media. I have no words to thank you all for the love and affection. Let us believe good things will happen. Let good things happen. When time is right we will meet. I pray almighty for your well-being,” Rajinikanth wrote to Sri Lankan Tamilians.Updated: Mar 30, 2017 07:40 IST
After cancelling his trip to Sri Lanka, superstar Rajinikanth has written a letter to Sri Lankan Tamils thanking them for their love.
“I came to know about the love you have for me through media. I have no words to thank you all for the love and affection. Let us believe good things will happen. Let good things happen. When time is right we will meet. I pray almighty for your well-being,” Rajinikanth wrote to Sri Lankan Tamilians.
The Tamil superstar’s decision to cancel his visit to Sri Lanka came after he met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits in his state.
He was scheduled to formally present keys to 150 homes built by Gnanam Foundation for the internally displaced Tamils in the island nation. However, the visit was opposed by the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Marumarlarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMDK). Gnanam Foundation has been focusing on re-building infrastructure in the key areas of Sri Lanka which were badly affected in the civil war that took place around three decades ago.
Following the cancellation of the actor’s visit, the Tamils in Jaffna had taken out a rally in his support. Expressing optimism, Rajinikanth said he will meet them (Sri Lankan Tamils) when the time is right. “We will meet at an appropriate time. I pray to god for your well-being,” the actor said.
The VCK said on Tuesday that they were not averse to the actor’s visit to meet Tamils after the situation for the minorities improves there. The outfit’s chief Thol Thirumavalavan said an ‘all-is-well carnival atmosphere,’ being sought to be projected by the pro-government organisers, was inappropriate now when Tamils were struggling for their rights.
He also said that Rajinikanth can meet the Tamils any day in Sri Lanka but only after the situation of its various regions affected by the 2009 war improves.
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First Published: Mar 29, 2017 10:19 IST