Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka was announced as the venue for India International Film Award (IIFA) by its brand ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan who now seems confused about this decision as the Tamil population in Mumbai and Canada has protested and asked him to find for some other location to hold the IIFA awards.
The activists had marched to his home as well as office in Juhu and gave him a memorandum for the same. Amitabh Bachchan has arranged a meeting with the owners of the brand, Tamil representatives and Wizcraft people.
The Tamil population opposes the Government of Sri Lanka to continue the exploitive policy in the island there. They claim that the civilians are tortured by the government to get information regarding LTTE. Moreover the Canadian Tamil Congress has also joined hands with protesters saying that if Amitabh Bachchan holds IIFA in the country then it would boost up the Sri Lankan govt. position which will result in more oppression for Tamils in the country.
The IIFA award function was scheduled between June3 and 5 at Colombo, Sri Lanka but now the fate of IIFA is in doubts.