Lyca Productions has expressed sadness over the “negative environment” surrounding its charity programme involving Superstar Rajinikanth in Sri Lanka and denied links with the Rajapaksa family, as claimed by some outfits in Tamil Nadu.
It has also sent a legal notice to Tamizhar Vazhvurimai Katchi president Velmurugan. Meanwhile, Gnanam, the NGO owned by Lyca, called this debacle an outcome of politicians acting on lies and rumours.
A statement released by Gnanam stated that the event was scheduled to provide 150 homes to war torn Tamil families from Vavuniya. The houses were designed to contain two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
“An event to hand over the deeds of the newly built houses to the 150 families was going to be held on April 9 in Jaffna. Superstar Rajinikanth was invited to take part in this momentous charity and he readily agreed,” claimed the statement.
Meanwhile, former Sri Lanka president Mahinda ‘s son Namal has jumped into the controversy.
On Sunday, Namal Rajapaksa alleged that TN politicians have done little for Tamils there except for politicizing the issue every election.
“True nature of Tamil Nadu politicians is revealed again. They won’t allow anyone, even @superstarrajini, to help #SriLanka’s Tamil people,” he tweeted.
In the meantime, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan said, “It is laughable if one believes opposing Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit or an anti-Lyca stand will make people support us. In fact, the fears of Tamils in the Northern Province is that the Sinhala rulers are trying to derive political mileage out of the issue,”