TNA Parliamentarians M.A Sumanthiran and Shanakiyan Rasamanickam, who are presently in Canada, were driven away from a meeting held with a group of Tamil diaspora, who branded them as 'traitors' alleging the diaspora wanted a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka.
Both Sumanthiran and Rasamanickam came under heavy criticism while the meeting was on, with the group alleging that the MPs had severely failed in their duties towards the Tamil community, especially in north-east Sri Lanka, the Daily Mirror learns.
The Police had to intervene to safely lead the two Parliamentarians out.
Sources said when Sumanthiran participated in similar meetings in Australia and in Switzerland earlier, he had faced a similar issue and was forced to leave the meeting due to heavy criticism by these diaspora groups.
Rasamanickam in a Twitter post today said the protestors claimed they did not want a political settlement and insisted that a separate state of Tamil Eelam was the only solution to the Tamil national question in Sri Lanka.