Three Sri Lankan researchers were forced to leave Coonoor near here in the early hours of today following pro-Tamil outfits' plans to stage demonstrations, police said.
The three researchers in Tea Board of Sri Lanka, were part of an eight-member foreign delegation to attend a three-month International training programme on tea manufacturing and quality maintenance and were staying in a hotel for the last two months, police said.
Learning about their stay, some pro-Tamil outfits announced their plans to stage demonstrations in front of the Tea Board of India office, the joint organisers of the programme, this morning, sources said.
However, coming to know about the plan, all the three Sri Lankan nationals, including a woman, were reportedly sent to Bangalore in the wee hours of today, police said.
Other members of the delegation hail from Germany, Myanmar and Central America.