Sri Lanka activists stage protest against India's PM Modi
Published on Jun 10, 2014 6:21 PM
COLOMBO (AFP) - Hundreds of activists protested in the Sri Lankan capital on Tuesday against India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for urging the island to step up post-war reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.
The pro-government protesters waved placards that read "Modi don't be foolish" and shouted anti-Modi slogans outside the Indian High Commission - the de facto embassy - in Colombo over the Prime Minister's comments made last month.
The protesters accused Mr Modi, who swept to power with a landslide election win in May, of interfering in Sri Lanka's internal affairs.
The activists, led by the National Freedom Front, a coalition partner in President Mahinda Rajapakse's government, also targeted the Chief Minister of India's southern Tamil Nadu state, Ms Jayalalitha Jayaram.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here