Lyca claims Rajinikanth's visit to Sri Lanka was cancelled due to political lies

Rajinikanth had specifically mentioned that he wished to visit the place where the 'holy war' occurred and it was not right to politicise it.

The decision of Thalaivar Rajinikanth to visit Sri Lanka and participate in an event where newly built homes were to be given to war torn Eelam Tamil families, irked politicians of Tamil Nadu so much that it made him cancel the trip.

Rajinikanth had specifically mentioned that he wished to visit the place where the 'holy war' occurred and it was not right to politicise it.

Meanwhile, Gnanam, the NGO owned by Lyca, called this debacle an outcome of politicians acting on lies and rumours.

A discreet 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.

Superstar Rajinikanth had agreed to visit Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Mannar, Triconamalee and Batticaloa which were all LTTE strongholds earlier.

Lyca's Gnanam foundation regretfully expressed that they do not want the superstar to be subjected to any uncomfortable and embarrassing situation.

Lyca also wanted to make it clear that many baseless rumours are spread by business competitors regarding relationship with Rajapaksa and called these rumours untrue and unfounded.

"The actions of some Tamil Nadu politicicans who repeatedly speak out in support of those who are attempting to gain petty advantage by spreading rumours like these should be condemned," said Gnanam foundation and added that they suspect that such unnecessary rumours are spread to hurt their business.

Lyca's Gnanam foundation also alleged that these politicians did nothing to alleviate the suffering and hardship of the people affected by the war.

However, Lyca did not answer the major claim by the Tamil politicians who are raising the concerns of their Eelam counterparts seeking the army to return the occupied Tamil lands.

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