VIDEO: We’re not terrorists – Vigneswaran

The first ever chief minister for Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province has told the BBC that the central government should stop viewing the north as a “terrorist area”, and must give the province meaningful political powers.

C V Wigneswaran’s Tamil National Alliance swept to power in September.

Last month, the Northern Provincial Council passed a motion calling for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, BBC reports.