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3 Tamil Nadu politicians deported from Lanka

February 22, 2011 15:38 IST

A Member of Parliament and two other politicians from Tamil Nadu were on Tuesday deported by Sri Lankan immigration authorities after they landed in Colombo to attend the funeral of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's mother, who died on Sunday.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader and MP Thol Thirumavalan and others were deported back to India from the international airport in Colombo.

"They have been deported upon their arrival," former Tamil National Alliance MP M K Sivajilingam told PTI. The identity of the two other leaders was not immediately known.

"They (airport officials) didn't give any reasons for the deportation," he said.

Velupillai Parvathipillai, 81, the mother of Prabhakaran, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness at a government hospital in northern Sri Lanka.

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