SLMC to meet on polls

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is to have a decisive meeting tomorrow on the upcoming provincial council elections.
SLMC sources said that the meeting will see the party propose candidates for the Northern, Central and North Western provincial council elections.
Meanwhile the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  will also have a meeting tomorrow on the Northern elections.
A rift has arisen in the TNA as to who should be nominated as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Northern Provincial Council elections.
There are reports that while one section of the TNA wants TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah to be nominated there are others who are backing former Supreme Court Judge C.V.Vigneswaran for the post.
At least two rounds of discussions have been held among the alliance members on the issue but a consensus has not been reached.
While most TNA members feel Mavai Senathirajah is the best candidate since he has been in the North most of his life, others feel Vigneswaran may be best with his legal background. (Colombo Gazette)