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No objections to Coorey as NP Governor: Sivajilingam

12 February 2016 12:45 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


TNA Northern Provincial Councillor M.K. Sivajilingam said today they were not opposed to the appointment of Reginald Coorey as the Northern Province Governor because he was an experienced politician but they would have preferred a Tamil or a Muslim as the Northern Province Governor.

He said in the past the government had appointed a Sinhalese as the Northern Province Governor.
“Personally we have no objection to the appointment of Reginald Coorey but by appointing a Tamil or a Muslim to this post will be another step towards reconciliation,” Mr. Sivajilingam said.

He asked why the government was reluctant to appoint a Tamil or a Muslim Governor if it could appoint Tamil and Muslim ministers.


  Comments - 7

  • Anil Friday, 12 February 2016 03:41 PM

    Who the heck is a non entity like Shivajilingam to say he has no objections.

    Dutchy Friday, 12 February 2016 03:59 PM

    The abyss opens, the preference for a Tamil governor by Tamil politicians at local government level indirectly imply their hidden separatist agenda in the name of reconciliation.

    sunil Friday, 12 February 2016 04:07 PM

    It is a audit control to ensure the correct check and balance s are in place- Appoint sinhala governor in tamil areas and tamil governor in sinhala areas. This is a good practice like Tamil Nadu where a non tamil is always the governor. This is good governance.

    karu Friday, 12 February 2016 04:17 PM

    because he is a politician in northern provice

    onlooker Saturday, 13 February 2016 07:28 PM

    Then why do you call politicians from the south as ethnically biased when they make this type of statements

    onlooker Saturday, 13 February 2016 07:31 PM

    Good to appoint lunatics under the yahapalana. We knew something was going to happen the way how Reginald was criticising MR during the last few days.

    Samson Saturday, 13 February 2016 08:25 PM

    It is good practice and governance to appoint a Sinhalese to NP and a Tamil as at present to WP.

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