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Banner showing Rajapaksa seeking Jayalalithaa's forgiveness appears

Coimbatore: A day after the Sri Lankan government apologised for a controversial article published on its Defence Ministry website over Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, a banner, measuring 20 feet
India TV News Desk August 03, 2014 8:48 IST
India TV News Desk
Coimbatore: A day after the Sri Lankan government apologised for a controversial article published on its Defence Ministry website over Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, a banner, measuring 20 feet X 10 feet appeared at a main junction in Mettupalayam, portraying Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking forgiveness from the AIADMK chief for the derogatory article.

According to police, the banner, written in Tamil and showing Rajapakse with folded hands, read, "Amma, I have made a big mistake. Please forgive me and give me life.”

The banner has the names of Town AIADMK, Amma Peravai, students wing, trade union wing and AIADMK farmers association among others, they said.

Sri Lanka had earlier tendered an unqualified apology for publishing the article on its Defence Ministry website and removed the post following strong condemnation from political parties in Tamil Nadu.