Daily News Online Ad Space Available HERE

DateLine Saturday, 1 November 2008

News Bar »

News: Gas prices down ...        Security: US jails Tiger arms dealers ...       Business: ‘Advertising should keep up local trends’ ...        Sports: Sports Minister approves 24-member rugby squad for Chinese Taipei ...

Home

 | SHARE MARKET  | EXCHANGE RATE  | TRADING  | PICTURE GALLERY  | ARCHIVES | 

dailynews
 ONLINE


OTHER PUBLICATIONS


OTHER LINKS

Marriage Proposals
Classified
Government Gazette

‘Jaffna Boys’ harass Tamil movie fans in UK

Thugs have launched a campaign of violence and intimidation against moviegoers watching a Tamil film in the UK.

The fanatics - believed to be members of the notorious Jaffna Boys - abused an entire cinema audience going to see the Tamil film Aegan in Wandsworth.

Two days earlier, windows were smashed at Ayngarun Video, a shop owned by the film’s distributors, Ayngarun International, in Tooting High Street.

In Sunday’s chaotic attack at Cineworld cinema in Southside Shopping Centre, one man in his 20s was punched in the face and another assaulted.

It kicked off after a group of men turned up at the ticket office, off Garratt Lane, before the screening to protest against the movie.

Cops said the suspects started talking to film fans in the queue about Sri Lankan and Indian politics but no one would listen.

A 25-year-old man told them he wasn’t interested but was blocked from buying tickets as the group warned him not to go in.

Then, around 10 minutes into the film - which started at 9.30pm - witnesses said two or three men went into the cinema and started shining lights into people’s faces.

The suspects went out and returned again to shout at the audience, intimidated them and demand that everyone leave.

A spokesman for Wimbledon-based Ayngarun International told the South London Press the campaign was sparked by internet rumours. He said: “There have been things written on Tamil websites about two of the actors in the film who apparently questioned whether they should take part in a demonstration in India.

“The demonstration was in support of people in war-torn Sri Lanka, something which is a very sensitive and emotional subject. South London Today

EMAIL |   PRINTABLE VIEW | FEEDBACK

Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
srilankans.com - news & information
http://www.victoriarange.com
www.ckten.com.my
Ceylinco Banyan Villas
www.millenniumvilla.com
www.deakin.edu.au
www.army.lk
www.news.lk
www.defence.lk
Donate Now | defence.lk
www.apiwenuwenapi.co.uk
LANKAPUVATH - National News Agency of Sri Lanka
www.peaceinsrilanka.org

| News | Editorial | Business | Features | Political | Security | Sport | World | Letters | Obituaries |

Produced by Lake House Copyright © 2008 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor