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Thirumavalan hits back at Lyca on Rajinikanth’s cancelled Lanka visit

Production house Lyca expressed sadness over the “negative environment” surrounding its charity programme involving actor Rajinikanth in Sri Lanka and denied links with the Rajapaksa family, as claimed by some outfits.

Thirumavalan hits back at Lyca on Rajinikanth’s cancelled Lanka visit
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“We are saddened by the development of a negative environment surrounding the aid programme of a charity to further the political gain of some elements. We don’t want the Superstar (Rajinikanth) to be subjected to an uncomfortable and embarrassing situation,” Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation said. 

The actor, currently filming “2.0” produced by Lyca, was slated to hand over houses to 150 displaced Tamils at an event in Vavuniya in North Sri Lanka on April 9, built by the foundation. He had, however, given in to opposition from pro-Tamil outfits on Saturday. 

Reacting to the statement from the production house, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan on Sunday accused ‘Lyca’ of making false statement that Tamil leaders stopped actor Rajinikanth from going to Sri Lanka to gain political mileage.

 In a statement, Thirumavalavan said, “I am at a loss about the logic behind the statement made by the entertainment company. Will Tamil leaders get support of the Tamils, if they opposed Rajinikath’s visit to Lanka and the functioning of Lyca company. It is ridiculous,” he hit out. 

“It is laughable if one believes opposing Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit or an anti-Lyca stand will endear people to them. In fact, the fears of Tamils in the Northern Province were that the Sinhala rulers are trying to derive political mileage out of the issue,” he said in a statement. 

“If Lyca took up this issue negatively, it would be just their imagination,” he added. Thirumavalavan also thanked Rajinikanth for politely accepting his request.

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