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Wigneswaran says has backing of EPDP, replies to Sampanthan

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has extended support to Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran.

Wigneswaran told reporters today he received a telephone call from EPDP leader Douglas Devananda extending the support of his party to him over the crisis which had arisen in the North.

The Chief Minister also said that he replied to a letter sent by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan.

Wigneswaran said he responded this morning to the letter he received from Sampanthan yesterday.

Meanwhile TNA sources said that attempts are being made to prevent a split in the TNA over the issue.

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran last week faced calls to step down in a corruption drama involving some members of the Northern Provincial Council.

The ITAK made it known publicly that it was not happy with Wigneswaran.

The corruption scandal which rocked the Northern Provincial Council saw 21 members calling for Wigneswaran’s removal.

The ITAK had earlier accused Wigneswaran of looking to act on four members of the council over the corruption charges without consulting the ITAK.

Author: TELO Admin