Wigneswaran says has backing of EPDP, replies to Sampanthan

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has extended support to Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran.

Wigneswaran told reporters today he received a telephone call from EPDP leader Douglas Devananda extending the support of his party to him over the crisis which had arisen in the North.

The Chief Minister also said that he replied to a letter sent by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan.

Wigneswaran said he responded this morning to the letter he received from Sampanthan yesterday.

Meanwhile TNA sources said that attempts are being made to prevent a split in the TNA over the issue.

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran last week faced calls to step down in a corruption drama involving some members of the Northern Provincial Council.

The TNA made it known publicly that it was not happy with Wigneswaran.

The corruption scandal which rocked the Northern Provincial Council saw 21 members calling for Wigneswaran’s removal.

The TNA had earlier accused Wigneswaran of looking to act on four members of the council over the corruption charges without consulting the TNA.

The official website of the TNA reported that Wigneswaran is likely to be removed from office soon by the Ilankai Thamil Arasuk Katchi (ITAK) which fielded him as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the political formation known as the TNA in September 2013.

The website reported that ITAK is seriously contemplating the removal of Wigneswaran as Chief Minister in the context of the current corruption scandal that has rocked the Northern Province. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The CM is not mandated to consult the party hierarchy or the lap dog Sumanthiran in issues as to the Governing of the Province which includes the manner in which subject ministers within his provincial government function. It is imperative that crocks, thieves, individuals proven to be corrupt or having a semblance of corruption attached to their name, should be removed forthwith in the name of good governance to preserve the trust of the people of the province in their chosen government.

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