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Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said today he had no objection to the postponement of the elections to his provincial council provided that his term of office was extended up to the point of the next polls.

Mr. Wigneswaran told Daily Mirror he would be opposed to placing the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) under the purview of the Governor in the event the elections were postponed.

He said if the council was placed in the hands of the Governor as in the East, there was no use of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

"Then, there is no devolution. The Central Government will do everything," he said.

Asked whether he would form a new political party, he said, “Somebody has said that I won’t be given nomination next time. Lots of people are asking me to stay. First, there is the chance of the party giving me nomination. Or else, I have to join another party and contest. Otherwise, I have to start up my own party. I have not made up mind yet. Nothing is definite. I do not personally want to start something. But, if am forced to, I would," he said.

The term of the NPC will expire in October. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Ceylon Sunday, 17 June 2018 11:35 PM

    This useless man.is same as useless sirisena.just want to have luxury life with peoples money.

    sHeHaN Monday, 18 June 2018 01:30 AM

    Despite you have the majority support of the North and could easily win the election due to you sharing political views of Tiger terrorist, unfortunately your now simply a victim of Southern political instability and your Guru Praba is possibly rotting in Hell.

    Jaya Monday, 18 June 2018 07:29 AM

    ha..ha...hunger of power .

    Siribiris Monday, 18 June 2018 07:36 AM

    He must be kidding. There are no exceptions to the rule. it is better to pack your bags now itself.

    ravin Monday, 18 June 2018 08:38 AM

    Only arguments he brings up are to be in power and implementation of hidden agendas. When other provinces were under governors all gaps were closed.

    Justice Monday, 18 June 2018 08:57 AM

    It's Justifiable request .

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Monday, 18 June 2018 09:06 AM

    THIS THE WAY EVERY POLITICAL THOUGHTS ARE BOOMED, WHEN EVERY INNOCENTS ARE TURNED AGAINST HIS/HER SUPERIORS AS HON. CM .CV TOLD AS "I do not personally want to start something. But, if am forced to, I would," .

    lkboy Monday, 18 June 2018 09:29 AM

    Why only him?

    LOKKA Monday, 18 June 2018 10:18 AM

    This man should have been kicked out a long time back for his hate speeches, stirring communal dissension, and treacherously acting against the State.

    nimalan Monday, 18 June 2018 01:09 PM

    he has done nothing in 4years. now he wants more time ?? what a joker .

    idi Monday, 18 June 2018 01:45 PM

    Anything else your majesty? Your wish is our command.

    Nilame Monday, 18 June 2018 01:47 PM

    Shouldn’t be given any extension for this guy as a person spreading/cultivating racism ideology shamelessly.


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