Hakeem noted that having former military officers as Governors in the North and East has led to clashes with the respective Chief Ministers while in the South there is no such issue.
The Northern Province Governor is Major General (Retd) G.A. Chandrasiri while the Eastern Province Governor is Rear Admiral (Retd.) Mohan Wijewickrama.
Hakeem, meanwhile also noted that he will express his views from within the Cabinet if and when he has an issue instead of boycotting Cabinet proceedings.
“I say what I must say. I was the first to object to moves to reduce the powers in the 13th Amendment to the constitution,” he said.
Hakeem seemed to be hinting at reports that Minister Wimal Weerawansa had boycotted Cabinet proceedings over a dispute with the Government. (Colombo Gazette)