Canada’s envoy takes a dig at Namal’s comment

David McKinnon Canada's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

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Canada’s High Commissioner David McKinnon called out Sri Lanka MP Namal Rajapakse for his comments on twitter today.

“Interesting to see UNP, JVP and TNA politicians meeting with the members of the international community. Perhaps if more effort was given towards meeting with the people of Sri Lanka and paying heed to their hope for elections, Sri Lanka can finally achieve its fullest potential,” Rajapakse tweeted.

McKinnon responded in kind to Rajapakse, citing double standards.

“You might ask some of your Podujana Party (SLPP) colleagues who they’re meeting with,” he said in response.

The Oct. 26 nominated government of President Sirisena was struggling to find international recognition, after losing two votes of no confidence in Sri Lanka’s parliament.