TNA’s Central Committee To Discuss Wigneswaran’ Anti-Party Stance

Wigneswaran had forgotten that he got elected as a TNA candidate, and issued a statement saying he would be neutral in the election.

Published: 08th September 2015 06:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2015 06:44 PM   |  A+A-

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C.V.Wigneswaran | P.K.Balachandran

COLOMBO: The Central Committee of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which is to meet on September 11, is likely to discuss the anti-party stance taken by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran in the run up to the August 17, Sri Lankan parliamentary elections.

“The formal agenda does not say that we will discuss Wigneswaran’s conduct, but if any member raises the issue we will state our view. There is no plan, as such, to discuss disciplinary action against him,” said senior leader Mavai Senathiraja.

Wigneswaran had forgotten that he got elected as a TNA candidate, and issued a statement saying he would be neutral in the election. On top of that, he laid out criteria for voting which clearly indicated that he was pushing the case of a rival party, Senathirajah recalled.

Wigneswaran had urged Tamils to vote for candidates who would fight for self determination and who would not sell themselves to the powers-that-be in Colombo, thus touting the radical line of the Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF) led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam. According to a senior TNA leader, the party lost three of the 20 seats it expected to win, because of Wigneswaran’s utterances.

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