Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is hoping to form a new political party as an alternative to the Ilankai Tamil Arachu Kachchi (ITAK) to contest the upcoming provincial council elections, a source close to him said yesterday.
He contested the 2013 elections under the banner of the ITAK-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) though however, he fell out with the ITAK leaders later.
The source said the chief minister would form a new party move for a broad political alliance as an alternative to the TNA to contest the elections.
The TNA leaders are on record saying the TNA would not nominate Mr. Wigneswaran.
When asked about the latest political development, Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Leader Suresh Premachandran said the chief minister had expressed his interest in forming a united political front as he was not pleased with TNA policies.
When asked whether the EPRLF would join hands with him, he said, it would depend on how the Chief Minister played his cards. (Kelum Bandara)
Jaffna Middle Class Hindu Tamil Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:44
Wigneswaran becoming the Chief Minister Of The North after 30 years of terror by LTTE gangsters was a miracle.But the problem was 70% of the middle class Tamils have permanently left Jaffna and thus Wigneswaran did not have a natural base to stand.So enter all the Vultures,The LTTE faction,the Christian faction,and the pro Indian faction; they all put him under difficult pressure to get their own agendas done. Now at last Wigneswaran is breaking free from these terrible people and he would become himself. This is the last chance we have for a permanent solution for the Hindu Tamils and the Buddhist Sinhalese to live united forever in one country. I hope he gets all the support from both the Tamils and the Sinhalese.
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Ganesh Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:21
This man is going to lead the Tamils to the cemetery before he goes there
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Dr Chandradeva Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:46
Wiggly is likely to get the support of the radical and opportunistic Tamil parties. I won’t be surprised if he wins the PC polls and he will pursue a confrontational politics. Future is bleak for the North.
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Gayab Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:42
Yes we need alternative politics in north. People should have choise to TNA.
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Bala Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:53
Depends on whether he has trumps other than his usual stance to acerbic politics. Other cards all used up now.
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Idiyavan Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:13
Those who wear wigs will join Wiggy's front.
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German Ratnasingham Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:16
As he is a close relation of Vasu, he has dirty thinking like Mahinda. Ha..ha..ha...
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Hubert Karunapala Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:18
You know the latest, very soon he will end up in the Jail as he is still with the LTTE.
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Nirmalan Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:21
There you go ANOTHER power hungry bloke! Dont they ever think of retirement?
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Gayan Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:44
Sambandan should go too. He is the oldest of the rotten lot.
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KKS Thambimuttu Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:03
He is still backing LTTE and spoiling the youths, what a dirty man he is?
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Rev. Father Thomas Cruz Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:07
Wiggy, you should step down in that case. Please leave alone the Jaffna Tamils to live in peace. You are planning for another blood shed in the north. Don't live with the Govt. earnings and betray SriLanka.
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Malli Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:07
Take Vasu as your deputy please.....
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Karuppiah Sunderampillai (Attorney-at-Law) Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:10
Vigneswaran is now forming a Terror Group (similar to LTTE) to fight against the Government for which we should not allow. Enough is enough with the cold war we had man.
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R.K. Nallathumbi (Jaffna Town) Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:12
TNA is the right party for Tamils in common, stupid you idiot stop your nonsense and get lost. You are anyway a worst Tiger.
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Lion Sinnarasa Ganeshan Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:14
One request from the Prez and PM - remove this dirty ugly LTTE pig from his position and keep him behind bars.
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S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:10
That is the right thing to do right now.
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Rev. V.Thoms Bertrem Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:54
Yes Lion, I appreciate your move. SriLanka is common to Sinhala, Tamil, Burgers and everyone, not only for greedy Jaffna Tamils.
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Mandy Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:17
Why is Sri Lanka still going after 65 year old codgers. See forward looking countries like New Zealand, France and Canada have Ardern,Macron and Trudeau respectively - all less than 40 years. New Age is for modernists while we linger.
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Soam Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:47
Oh No! another party! This man has no vision accept to play to the diaspora tamil's tune. After being in the position for five years , what has see done to the people of Jaffna or the Province.
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Jude Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:21
Hey the govt should help wiggy!!?? Remember, Divide and Conquer approach!!??
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Nathan Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:53
He did nothing last 5 years for affected people. He is going to bring more hardship for the people of north
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Illankai Tamil Iykia Sangam Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:01
TNA is doing the right thing Weggie... they are with the Govt. and winning their rights, but you rascals only follow your Blood sucker Praba, which is totally wrong.. You should be hanged in public.
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United Tamilan of SriLanka Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:05
In Sri Lanka, Tamils and Sinhalese and Muslims are living unitedly under the flag of Mother Lanka. You are the only one who always talk ethnic issues and disturb the public.
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