Lanka’s North Provincial Council Unanimously Congratulates Jayalalithaa

CVK.Sivagnanam told that the resolution was moved by the CM and passed unanimously on May 24.

Published: 28th May 2016 10:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th May 2016 11:41 PM   |  A+A-

COLOMBO: The Provincial Council of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province has unanimously passed a resolution congratulating AIADMK leader J.Jayalalithaa for winning the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections convincingly. 

Denying a news agency’s report that the Council thwarted Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswran’s bid to introduce a resolution congratulating the Tamil Nadu leader, the Council’s chairman, CVK.Sivagnanam told Express that the resolution was moved by the CM and passed unanimously on May 26, after an issue raised by two members was resolved amicably.

Council’s Vice President Anton Jegannathan of the ruling Tamil National Alliance and V.Jayathilake of the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance had objected to the resolution saying that the Council should instead pass a resolution expressing distress over the floods and landslides which devastated parts of Lanka earlier this month.

Replying to this, Chairman Sivagnanam, said that there was a plan to pass a resolution on the disaster also, but priority was given to the one on Jayalalithaa because of the time factor. Subsequently, the congratulatory resolution, moved by CM Wigneswaran, was passed unanimously, he said.

“We will be sending the resolution to the Indian High Commission on Monday for onward transmission to the Tamil Nadu CM,” Sivagnanam said.

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