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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today there would be no issues even if the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won the Northern Provincial Council elections and retired Supreme Court Judge C.V. Vigneswaran was appointed Chief Minister.

“There will be no problem if the TNA wins the elections in the Northern Province. If Mr. Vigneswaran becomes Chief Minister, we can have dialogue with him.

The devil is not as black as he is painted to be,” the President told media heads at Temple Trees during a breakfast meeting today.

Commenting on land and police powers, the President said, “The government has full authority over the Lands and Police Powers. This has been clearly mentioned in the Constitution. As such we can talk to each other and resolve any issues that may arise.”

With regard to the nomination of Daya Master for the Northern election being rejected, Minister Dullas Allhapperuma said there were several qualified, educated and former parliamentarians applying for nominations. He said this was why Daya Master’s application for nomination on the SLFP ticket was rejected.

“We think Daya Master will work with the SLFP in the future,” the minister said.

  Comments - 32

  • Saskia Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:40 AM

    With police and land powers, we will be able to block new settlements on our ground. Furthermore, we will be able to preserve our traditions and cultures. As federal, you have only limited powers to intervene. So, we are safe.

    Saskia Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:08 AM

    If SL does not give land and police powers, we will go for Tamil Eelam and we will explain it to the international community why tamil eelam is essential. Its is up to the SL government to decide.

    Sim Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:29 AM

    Daya Master not suitable for PC but he is qualified for Parliament (No qualifications needed)

    tony Wednesday, 31 July 2013 05:01 AM


    Perumal Wednesday, 31 July 2013 02:36 AM

    No, appoint Gota as Governer, so there will be more troops than voters.

    Rohan Wednesday, 31 July 2013 02:32 AM

    You are day dreaming.. Police powers will be removed after CHOGM

    Saman Wednesday, 31 July 2013 02:14 AM

    Even if TNA wins, what they are going to do? Power is with the central government!

    Thanga Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:18 PM

    No land and police powers will be granted. That means MR is in collision course with India. We will wait and see who wins.

    damien Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:29 PM

    this is a good opportunity for this man. he can take the southerners for a ride saying there is a threat from LTTE elements to separate the country. that is why TNA has won the he can capitalise on that to win other PCs. this man has no brains to develop this country and has cunningness to rig votes

    damien Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:23 PM

    Mahinda is sudana?
    henchmen are bad?wake up mate

    Mr. B. Wijeyasingha Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:02 PM

    The devil is in the details. That statement is mute because of the single word "if" and not "when". As the saying goes 'There is many a slip from cup to lip"

    Ashan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:58 PM

    ane pala do yanna. balan hitapan MR paradiy

    Ampattan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:40 PM

    Sir, we all know very well that you are the ultimate head of this country. The Governor for North will control the Province. You don't care who wins. Sir, please continue to supress Tamils.

    meenavan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:40 PM

    Defeat officially declared by President.....its a sign of down fall of Government......????

    Yogi Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:54 PM

    This is the first of many defeats he would get from now.

    KaluSudha Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:52 PM

    Sour grapes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chams Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:20 AM

    Appoint Daya master as the Governor of NPC!

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:29 AM

    Qualified and educated foot.

    Jayantha Jayamanne Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:24 AM

    Well said Sir.... You proved yourself as a Gentleman, really appreciate your comments.... You are OK, but please correct your idiotic corrupted Politicians who are the devils.... this is my request.

    unchikun Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:24 AM

    This is very weak statement isued by a leader of a democratic counrty.

    nalaka Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:17 AM

    concidered election defeat already ??

    len Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:16 AM

    In other words result is fixed already.

    Ranjith Silva Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:13 AM

    Holding Elections in a War toned ares is a victory for the President. We salute for your courage. Let the people in the area decide their fate, nut as a united nation in one country.

    janak Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:02 AM



    MADA Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:58 AM


    ravi Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:52 AM

    Now the turning point is starting the frailer of the government, do not under estimate all like KP Karuna and duglas good luck .

    Ifham Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:47 AM

    Throwing the towel before the nominations close.

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:39 AM

    One donkey at a time.
    We can accomadate only one "Daya" for the time being.

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:37 AM

    Problems is others win????

    R.Dias Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:36 AM

    Hik..hik..hik...what a circus...where are the clowns

    Dinesh Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:27 AM

    Already know they MR cant win this time .........

    lalitha Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:25 AM

    all he needs to do is change the results from his house before it reaches the elections dept.

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