LTTE rump’s protest against President MR a flop – Govt.

A senior spokesman for the Presidential Secretariat said that an estimated 300 plus Sri Lankan Tamil expatriates and their supporters in the UK had been involved in the protest at the Arrivals Point at London’s Heathrow Airport, UK on Monday (Nov. 29) night to protest against the arrival of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Rajapaksa is on a special visit to address the Oxford Union, and also hold discussions with political leaders.

The spokesman told The Island that demonstrators had failed in their attempt to make a show of their opposition to President Rajapaksa, as the Sri Lankan leader had left the airport through the VIP arrival point.

"They stayed shouting anti-Sri Lankan, anti-Mahinda Rajapaksa and pro-LTTE slogans and displaying pro-LTTE banners for several hours before and after the arrival of the flight with the President around 10.00 p.m. on Monday night. Passengers who arrived on several fights on Monday night and those who had come to meet them at the Arrivals Point showed considerable displeasure at the obstruction caused by the demonstrators," the official said.

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