Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran today announced the formation of a new political party, the Tamil People’s Alliance (TPA) and his departure from the TNA.
Making the announcement at the Tamil Peoples Council (TPC) meeting convened at the Nadaraja Parameswary Hall in Jaffna today, the former Justice said he would continue to be in politics as a member of the new party.
The Chief Minister earlier defined the TPC as a non-political entity stating that any politician could attend the council meetings irrespective of political differences.
Therefore, the new party has been formed with the support of several other political parties.
The absence of TNA stalwarts including Mavai Senathirajah and M.A Sumanthiran was noted at the TPC meeting. (Romesh Madushanka)
Comments - 19
Be Fair Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:57 PM
Your stubbornness is the part of the problem ........ you need to move forward, make Northern Province Great again, don't try to make yourself GREAT
Tiru Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:02 PM
Is it the beginning of a new phase in Northern politics?
Premalal Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:48 AM
Looking like another reckless adventure unfolding. These are the heros who fire up the masses and watch from a safe distance.
Selva Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:05 PM
Vigneswaran can't break up the TNA. He is a rabble rouser trying to somehow become the CM again.
das Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:09 PM
Encouraging!! Tamil parties disunited in the true Sri lankan tradition.
Sathy Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:10 PM
Disgraceful. Whatever the difference in opinion should have been discussed and settled. Looks like he has his own political and personal agenda. Turning against the party who brought him into politics. Being a CM for the last 4 years, he has not done anything significant that benefits the people in the North. He only stired up dis-unity.
chinna podium Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:11 PM
The TNA has only been pandering to the government and Ranil. Hope Vignesawaran is able to succeed.
Ram Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:18 PM
As a Justice of the highest court you were brilliant. After being a politician you tasted power and lost your head. I am waiting to see where you will hit your head
Upul Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:36 PM
Is it not better to register a new party which name does not contain nationality?
Lucky Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:42 PM
His agenda is according to his child's FIL's idea. Because of TNA he came to politics. Selfish motive.
Soam Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:25 PM
Cast this **** messiah of never never land to the dust bin. Good riddance.
Amith Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:39 PM
He was planted at TNA by the former regime to achieve this objective to break TNA monopoly in the North. So far has performed the duty assigned by former regime very well.
Satha Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:40 PM
Another karuna amman to the tamils
JayK Hatton Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:52 PM
It's not that you need paper qualification as Judge or lawyer you need emotional stability to handle problems as it come.There will be division where you are stepping in too....
SL Wednesday, 24 October 2018 04:16 PM
If the name is "Sinhala"..something it's a racists party ,when the name starts with "Tamil" very innocent and no racism at all.This guy is a ******,shall be caged!
Mark Wednesday, 24 October 2018 04:16 PM
Tamil people are fedup with the political games played by the TNA. Good move Vigneswaran, we in Jaffna support you. It is those based in Colombo and followers of Summa who are against you.
Dhammika Perera Wednesday, 24 October 2018 05:07 PM
An extensiion of political drama in Southern Srilanka
Public Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:29 PM
Power hungry is the right answer.
Jaya Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:37 PM
Another drama king.
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.