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Wigneswaran declines Rajapaksa's offer to accompany him to New Delhi

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 May 2014, 13:11 GMT]
In a letter to SL Minister for External Affairs, G.L.Peiris, the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) CV Wigneswaran on Friday declined to accept an invitation to him to accompany the SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa to New Delhi to the swearing in of Indian Prime Minister Elect Narendra Modi. "Primarily, because acceptance would indicate that there exists a strong co-operative spirit prevailing between the Centre and the Province, when in fact, the Peoples of the North are engulfed in a climate of fear on account of the continued presence of the Military while the activities of the Northern Provincial Council have been stultified," Mr Wigneswaran said in his reply faxed to SL Minister G.L. Peiris.

"I would be guilty of facilitating tokenism were I to accept such an invitation. Nevertheless I have already sent my best wishes to the Prime Minister Elect of India through the High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka," Mr Wigneswaran said in his reply to G.L. Peiris.

Wigneswaran's reply comes after considering the request in the company of NPC Board of Ministers, the letter further stated.

CV Wigneswaran's reply to SL Foreign Minister G.L.Peiries
CV Wigneswaran's reply to SL Foreign Minister G.L.Peiries


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