One week – Two oath ceremonies for lucky Vigneswaran
– by Janaka Alahapperuma – pix by: Sudath Silva –
Newly elected Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Vigneshwaran was sworn in once again for more ministerial portfolios of the provincial council this morning (17 Oct) at the Presidential Secretariat. The Chief Minister took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This is the first time in history that a chief minister took oaths twice in a week. Earlier Wigneswaran was sworn in as the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister on the 11th of October.
North Province Finance and Planning, Law and Peace, Land and Road Development, Electricity, Housing and Development , Water supply , Co-operative Development, Social Services and Rehabilitation, Women Affairs, Industries and Enterprise Development, Tourist, District Management and Provincial Councils, Management, Food Supply and Distribution were all assigned to Chief Minister Vigneswaran who is very lucky to have all important portfolios under his belt. In the mean time government has taken a decision to invite Vigneswaran for cabinet meetings to discuss matters related to the Northern Province.
SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena, and Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma, Susil Premajayantha, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Northern Province Governor Major General (Rtd) G. A. Chandrasiri, TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were present at the oath ceremony.
Meanwhile, the conflict within the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has further aggravated with the inaugural session of the recently elected Northern Provincial Council which is scheduled for October 25. The political sources in London connected to the Tamil political parties confirmed that there are conflicts between groups of elected members and the Chief Minister of the province. The political parties belonging to the TNA have also criticized the political activities of its leader and the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) leader R.Sambanthan for behaving like a dictator and taking controversial decisions without informing them. The ITAK is the dominant constituent of the five-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA), comprising the TELO, the EPRLF, the PLOTE and the TULF. Political analysts point out that due to this situation the division in the TNA could become evident at the maiden session to be held on the 25th of this month.
Provincal politics cheiaf minister system should be cancel otherwise future will directly or indirectly north going to devaiding.
This provincial election system only having india and sri lanka not other countries.
Did His Excellency the President understand what Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Vigneshwaran said while taking his oaths before him, as he read his oath takings in Tamil Language. Generally Sinhala is the first official Language and he should have taken his oaths in English Language, which I presume is the second language. Or else has the Sri Lanka Government recognized Tamil as its second official language now? Or elase will the Hon. The Chief Minister will have to study an English language course now???
Language is small matters but big matters is this reginal election system should ban or cancel soon otherwise big problem coming soon.
An sri lanka is a small country their no need any reginal politics system at all,thurough parlements system its enough.
I living here in europe for long times,here no any country following any reginal politics systems.
I forgot to write one message here.Sri lanka north i thing its jaffna area their living small groups of sinhala communities few days ago northern one of tamil minister its name SIRITHEREN he went to spoke the community and said that sinhala community should go out of that area,this sinhala communities living their for longs.
Anyway this SIRITHEREN MP one of LTTE terror person goverments should take action against him.
You are perfectly right, This Chief Minister is always taking oath in Tamil. When he meet with reporters, he talk in broken Sinhala. And then, he goes to the Prabaharam village and speaks on the stage that Prabaharam is tamil freedom fighter.
I am sure this person has significant psychological problems. He should go abroad and seek medical assistance. There is no point in living as a madman.