By admin on April 8, 2014
The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran has refused to meet Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa to discuss cooperation between the Northern Provincial Council and the Government.
According to the Jaffna media, Rajapaks had expressed interest in having a direct meeting with Wigneswaran to discuss various issues.
However Wigneswaran has said that since there has not been any progress on an earlier meeting held with President Mahinda Rajapaksa there was no point in having another meeting with Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
At the meeting with the President, the Chief Minister of the Northern Province had requested that the Chief Secretary of the Northern Provincial Council and the Northern Governor be removed as they were appointed by the Central Government before the Northern elections held last year.
The Uthayan newspaper reported that the President had given a positive response to the request but since he had so far failed to implement the request Wigneswaran had refused to meet Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Both the Northern Provincial Council and the Government have been at loggerheads from the time the Council was appointed last year and Minister Basil Rajapaksa had reportedly wanted to resolve the issues between both sides. (Colombo Gazette)
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