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Sirisena Appoints Left-Liberal Reginald Cooray as Northern Province Governor

(Reginald Cooray) By P.K.Balachandran. COLOMBO: In a progressive step welcomed by Tamil leaders, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday appointed Reginald Cooray, an acclaimed leftist...

10 Special Projects to Boost Living Conditions in Former Conflict Areas

With the end of the conflict in the Northern Province, many concerted and coordinated efforts are being made by the Government to move forward...

Chief Minster Wigneswaran has Passed 230 Resolutions in 2 Years!

( Workers resting at Jaffna Fort ) Leader of the opposition of the Northern Provincial Council  S. Thavarajah says that under the Chief Minister Wigneswaran...

NPC Opposes Govt. Move to Appoint District Coordinator to North DCCs

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) decided to oppose a move by the central Government to appoint a “District Coordinator” for the District Coordinating Committee...

Northern CM’s Development Fund Gets Green Light From President

(Peanut vendor in Jaffna, Sri Lanka by Mark Wiens ) President Maithripala Sirisena has given the green light to Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran to...

Sri Lanka: Northern CM C. V. Wigneswaran Pleased With New Governor

Chief Minister Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran said the replacement of the military Governors in the North and East with members of foreign and...

Civilian Governor Appointed To Northern Province Of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has appointed a non-military civil servant as the Governor of the Tamil-dominated Northern Province. A prominent Sri Lankan diplomat and former...

Human Security Vs Regime Security & Liberty Vs Security By C.V.Wigneswaran

Honourable Chairman, distinguished guests, my dear Bharathian brothers and sisters! We are gathered here today to remember one of India’s greatest human rights’ leaders and...

Who Should Govern the North: TNA of 78% or Govt.of 18%? Asks Sampanthan

By R.Sampanthan,MP- I now get onto my second point, Sir. That is, the Northern Provincial Council and its governance. Sir, governance can only be with...

NPC Demands Military to Vacate Private Lands, Buildings in North Before Year-End

Vehemently opposing the widespread military land grabs and forceful occupation, Northern Provincial Council (NPC) on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution, demanding President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

CM Wigneswaran Tells to Youth Collect Data on Army Activity; Army Spying on Him

Few days after Norhern Chief Minster accused Sri Lanka military for spying on him, he called on Tamil youth to collect date on Army...

SL military steps up threats, harassment of Tamil councillors in North

The so-called white vans and motorbikes without number plates operated by the SL military intelligence have been deployed to monitor the movement of Tamil...

13 A: SC decides in favour Northern Governor

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today dealt a blow to Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran, saying he has no authority to issue orders to...

UN Resident Coordinator couldn’t provide a responsible answer – Wigneswaran

The UN Resident Coordinator in the island, who also assumes the role of Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN System, has recently neglected the request...

The appointment of Major General (Rtd) as Governor NP is a continuation of mlitary rule

G. A. Chandrasiri ‘Lawyers for Democracy’ is dismayed at the appointment of Major General (Rtd) G. A. Chandrasiri as the Governor of the Northern...

Appoinment of Military Governor: President Rajapaksa broken his promis to CM Vigneshwaran

The Northern Province Chief Minister Vikneswaran is accusing the president for the extension of the Governor Chandrasiri’s term of office as the violation of...

Sri Lanka: Despite TNA’s Resistance Gen. Chandrasiri Re-appointed As Governor Of North

General G.A. ChandrasiriDespite repeated requests made by the TNA to appoint a non-military person as the Governor of the North, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has...

Sri Lanka: Friday Forum lists issues that are of critical importance in Northern Province

Education: One of the most important issue  ''The integrity and commitment of Chief Minister Wigneswaran to work for the good of the people...

A climate of fear and intimidation has been re-imposed and has now escalated in the North – C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V. Wigneswaran (photo: Nation.lk)Wiggie wants Mahinda to walk the talk“Going as part of President Rajapaksa’s entourage would give the impression that all is fine...

Sri Lanka: Stultifying the working of the NPC appears to be the prime concern of the government in the North

''The most important thing we have achieved is to help the Tamil speaking people find hope and courage, when they were at the nadir...

Sri Lanka: DIG Anura Senanayake next governor for Northern Province?

known political lackey of the regimeDIG Anura Senanayake is tipped to be the next governor of the Northern Province, a report said yesterday.“The term...

North CM Wigneswaran accuses President Rajapaksa of reneging on pledges

Chief Minister, C.V. WigneswaranNorthern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran, in a hard-hitting speech delivered at the Kilinochchi District Development Council (KDDC) meeting said, President...

Sri Lanka: EPDP backs TNA resolution opposing land acquisition

Protest against land grab in Jaffna ( Tamilnet photo)A resolution demanding an immediate end to the Sri Lankan government’s forcible acquisition of private lands...

Sri Lanka: Northen Chief Minister Wigneswaran slams the President

Wigneswaran: No faith in President The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran today slammed the Government and President Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying...

The Forever War?: Military Control in Sri Lanka’s North

Photo REUTERS/Dinuka LiyanawatteCrisis Group The heavy militarisation of Sri Lanka’s northern...

Sri Lanka SC clips Northen Chief Minster Wigneswaran’s wings

C.V.WigneswaranThe Supreme Court yesterday issued an Interim Order suspending the operation of the Administrative Standing Instructions of the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran.The Bench...

UPFA – JHU candidate says Wigneswaran more dangerous than Prabhakaran;TNA should be banned

Warnasinghe ( DM photo)UPFA Colombo district candidate Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said today Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran was more dangerous than LTTE leader Velupillai...

Security tightened in North – All vehicles entering and exiting North are checked

The Army has decided to strengthen security in the Jaffna Peninsula and the Northern Province as part of the According to Army Media Spokesman,...

When the Govt.refuses rights to the Provincial Council, how on earth can we live in peace ?- Tamil Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran

C. V. WigneswaranInterviewd by Nilantha Ilangamuawa Geneva Firstly politics is done by our Parliamentary Members. They are the real politicians. I have come more...

JHU wants Northern Provincial Council dissolved

NPCThe Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today called on the Government to dissolve the Northern Provincial Council (NPC).The Government affiliated political party said that the...
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