The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today disputed the appointment of DIG Pujitha Jayasundare to the North. TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran told Parliament that according to the Constitution a Deputy Inspector General of Police had to be appointed only in consultation with the Chief Minister this had not happened in the appointment of the new northern DIG.
“I have nothing against the gentleman appointed to the North. Yet, it is a devolved subject. A DIG has to be appointed with the concurrence of the Chief Minister. Similarly even the provincial chief secretary has to be appointed with the same concurrence. The NPC Chief Minister has asked for the removal of the chief secretary. The letter addressed to the executivehas remained unanswered for the past two months,” Mr. Sumanthiran said.
He also said that the party would bring a motion calling for the removal of the Governor as well.
It is also disputedthe appointment of DIG Pujitha Jayasundare to the North.
Sumanthiran said the Governor had accused the NPC of violating the Constitution by acting to set up separate departments for transport and housing