Wigneswaran to meet President and PM to discuss concerns

Wigneswaran 2Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran is to meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss concerns related to the North.

Wigneswaran said that he is scheduled to meet the President and Prime Minister on April 18 to discuss his concerns.

Among the issues he hopes to raise at the meeting is the occupation of civilian land by the army in the North.

Wigneswaran told the Northern Provincial Council today that the army was in the North, not for National Security but for other reasons.

He claims the army has been placed in the North to safeguard the Sinhalese communities in the area, including Sinhalese fishermen who travel by boat from the South to catch fish in the Northern seas. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. 130,000 army is stationed in the North. Why? For whose security are they stationed there and the army is occupying 10 villages and the owners of those lands are still in camps? President Sirisena who came to power through Tamil and Muslim votes promised that very soon private lands would be handed over to its owners. Nothing has been done so far.
    A Dutch built St.Antony’s church in Oorany in vali North has been demolished by the army and has built a Buddhist Temple, it is reliably learnt. It is high time the Tamils have to sacrifice to get their lands back.
    There is no use in the Chief Minister going to Colombo and talking to the President and the Prime minister as they not sincere and genuine in their words. The Tamils cannot go on begging for their lands.

  2. There are other important issues, but Wigneswaran only deals with concern to foreign powers. Mosquitos are constantly increasing in Jaffna, but he sits in the AC office and doing nothing to control mosquito. Hotels are increasing so do mosquitos. The NPC must make sure that hotels are disposing used water properly so mosquito won’t breed in dirty water. People are dying and they can’t sleep properly, because of mosquito not by the army.

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