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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2678

TRO Organized mega musical show in Paris to fund construction of lunatic asylum was cancelled indefinitely

Paris, 14 January, ( The TRO organized mega musical concert to collect funds for the construction of a lunatic asylum in Vanni, scheduled to be held in Paris yesterday was cancelled. Prominent South India Tamil cine artist were billed to participate in the music extravaganza planned for yesterday in Paris.

Asian Tribune learnt many South Indian Tamil cinema artists were not given visas to attend the fund raising events organized by LTTE’s front organizations - White Pigeon in London and by TRO in Paris. However this has to be officially confirmed by the British and French embassies in India.

It is learnt that thousands of tickets for the planned two shows on 13th in Paris were sold in advance. But the reason for the cancellation of the shows was not anounced, except for notices in the TRO stationary posted in the windows of Tamil shops in the La Chappell area in Paris.

When several people who bought tickets for the musical shows in Paris contacted the TRO office, they were told that they can make use of their tickets for the future events or concerts that will be organized by the by the Paris based TRO.

It must be recalled that according to TRO’s earlier announcement, leading Tamil cinema actors namely Satyarah, his actor son Sibi and leading Tamil play back singers were to participate in the two shows in Paris as well as the show held in London on 12 January.

Those two shows in Paris were planned to be held on 13 January, after a show on 12 January in London organized by the White Pigeons, a LTTE front organization.

The London musical concert was held at the Alexandra Palace Hall on 12 January minus the Tamil cinema artists. For the music event held in London, only Tamil cinema male actor Prasanna and actress Mathimitha and singer Vijey participated in the show.

Organizers said to have brought in a local artists group called Eastham Group, to fill the void created by the South Indian Tamil cine artists.

Reports revealed that though more than 3000 tickets were sold in advance, a couple of thousands only were present to the show in London.

Reports further reveled that the show in London commenced by 8.30 PM in the evening on 12th January and the audience who were disappointed began to leave the venue by 10 PM, fuming in anger and rage.

Many people said the show was an utter failure in London. They told that Tamil diaspora in Europe are beginning to ignore events conducted these days by the LTTE and its agents.

Many told that Tamil diaspora are beginning to understand that contributing funds to LTTE organized programs amounts to promoting the war efforts of the LTTE.

- Asian Tribune –

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