In an apparent response to protests by the Tamil Nadu film industry against the genocide of Eelam Tamils, dozens of Sri Lankan held a 'Adhisthana Pooja' in Colombo on Thursday.
The Buddhist pooja was held in response to the Tamil Nadu artists protesting, reported the Daily Mirror. Held outside 'Independence Square' in Colombo, hundreds gathered to hold the pooja, with Sri Lankan flags flying.
An 'Adhisthana Pooja' was also held in March of this year with the participation of Defence Secreary Gotabaya Rajapaksa against a resolution that was passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
See report from Sri Lanka's Daily Financial Times, entitled "Seeking Divine intervention" here.
Also see our earlier posts:
Kollywood stars gather in solidarity (02 April 2013)
Buddhist monks fight for Kollywood films to be banned (08 April 2013)
South Indian film industry joins protests (20 March 2013)
Tamil Nadu film industry to protest against genocide (18 March 2013)