Wigneswaran Visits Pudukai Ashram

Published: 09th November 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUKKOTTAI/ NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of Northern province of Sri Lanka, C V Wigneswaran, visited Premananda Ashram in Fatima Nagar, about 20 km from Tiruchy on Friday night. This is Wigneswaran’s first visit to India after taking oath as the Chief Minister. A huge posse of policemen were deployed in and around the ashram. The bomb squad and sniffer dogs too were pressed into service.

Wigneswaran.jpgSources said, after reaching Chennai on Friday afternoon, Wigneswaran went to Premananda Ashram where he was given a grand welcome by the members of the ashram trust. He stayed in a cottage at the ashram and offered early morning prayers at Siva temple in the ashram premises, where the mortal of Premananda was buried.

After a discussion with the functionaries of the Ashram Trust over the functioning of the ashram, Wigneswaran planted a sapling in the premises of the school, run by the Trust. Later, around 10.30 am on Saturday, he left for Chennai by road.

According to ashram authorities, Wigneswaran  visits the ashram every year and is a staunch devotee of Premananda.

Meanwhile, sources told Express that there are no plans for Wigneswaran to travel to Delhi - since he has not been able to get an appointment with either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

It would have been futile for Wigneswaran to visit Delhi, if he could not meet with either of them. Of course, India always delicately balances its moves related to Lanka, which was also perhaps was one of the reasons why Wigneswaran could not get time from Delhi. Earlier in August, a TNA delegation had met Modi.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp