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In the wake of the deadlock in the resolution of the crisis in the Northern Provincial Council, following Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and the TNA leadership hardening their opposite positions, some foreign emissaries had sought a compromise on the matter, the Daily Mirror reliably learns.

Earlier, TNA leader R. Sampanthan wrote to the Chief Minister asking him not to pursue action against two Provincial Council Ministers as they were not found guilty.

However, it is learnt that Mr. Wigneswaran had replied seeking a written assurance from the two Ministers that they would not interfere with further inquiries.

As a result, it is learnt that the problem remains unresolved.

Meanwhile 15 members, mostly belonging to Mr. Sampanthan's faction in the ITAK, submitted a No-Confidence Motion against the Chief Minister, while another 15 have handed over a letter to the Governor pledging their allegiance to the Chief Minister.

It is learnt that some embassies and high commissions in Colombo had requested the TNA leadership to settle the matter amicably. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • nick Monday, 19 June 2017 07:37 AM

    Mandela katchal via DM Android App

    T. Karunagaran Monday, 19 June 2017 07:59 AM

    Mr. Samanthan, please act fast to sack Wigneswaran, that is the right thing.

    Dr. K. Nadarajah Monday, 19 June 2017 08:01 AM

    You better throw out Wigneswaran Sir, but at any circumstance don't replace Sivagilingam as he is a worst fellow than CM.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Monday, 19 June 2017 08:09 AM

    Don't worry Mr. Samanthan - send Wigneswaran home and request PM to deploy more Army personal in Jaffna, things will subside.

    Atha Kiyana Kaputta Monday, 19 June 2017 08:11 AM

    Wigneswaran will you please pack your bags and get out, other-wise, PM will send BBS Gen. Secretary to deal with you.

    Leo Monday, 19 June 2017 08:23 AM

    Emabassies worriedd about this wonder why. via DM Android App

    simple equation Monday, 19 June 2017 08:50 AM

    Robbers of public wealth should go out.

    kay Monday, 19 June 2017 01:45 PM

    Sampanthan at his best. AS usual covering up for thieves.Sampnatha let the CM carry out his duties to get rid of corrupt ministers.

    raj Tuesday, 20 June 2017 04:06 AM

    Remote control of Mr.Sumanthiran and Mr.Sampanthan is the government of Sri Lanka though they were elected by the people.


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