Tamil Diaspora groups oppose GTF’s meeting with Sri Lanka

The recent engagements undertaken by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and a group of Buddhist monks in the South with the government have caused some controversy on both sides, the Sunday times reported.

Several Tamil diaspora outfits denounced their support for any such engagements with the government taken by GTF and condemned such initiatives using their name as an umbrella organisation.

The tipping point for many Tamil diaspora outfits was the meeting they had with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to explain their initiatives and hand over a declaration they reached in Nepal.

Canadian Tamil Congress members, who took part in the initiatives, said they regretted the meeting that “hurt the feelings of the Tamil people” and clarified they met the ex-President on goodwill and betterment for the whole of Sri Lanka.

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