Canadian Hindu Tamils claiming, Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) which is run by majority of pro LTTE Catholics such as David Poopalapillia, Dantan Thurairaja have insulted them and have acted with no sensitivity on their Hindu Holy day. CTC organized a Thai Pongal day Dinner on January 21st, 2012 at the Grand Baccus, Banquet and Conference Centre in Toronto for a ticket prize of $ 100.00 each.
Canadian Hindu Tamils are claiming that Canadian Tamil Congress served Whiskey and Beef on this CTC organized Gala fundraising dinner claiming to be celebrating Thai Pongal. Thai Pongal (தைப்பொங்கல்) is the harvest festival celebrated by Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Sri Lankan Hindu Tamils also use this festival to thank the gods, animals and equipments helped them in their cultivation. They consider cow as a sacred animal.
Using the meat of their sacred animal on the occasion of their holy day is nothing but a insult to Tamil Hindus. Hindus claimed CTC used the occasion just to collect money but not to celebrate the values of the Hindu culture. They also claimed CTC started a hate campaign against Hindu Priests who took part in the Hindu cultural events organized by Sri Lankan Consul General in Toronto. Thai Pongal is a Public Holy day in Sri Lanka.(Cathy Pillai-Toronto)