Several members of the TNA, UPFA and UNP were also present which included Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne, Minister and EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, Ministers Maithripala Sirisena, Rauf Hakeem and Vasudeva Nanayakara . MP John Ameratunge and Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri and several Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members were among those present. .
Wigneswaran was born on 23 October 1939 in Hulftsdorp Colombo. His parents were born in Manipay in northern Ceylon and he had two sisters.His father Canagasabapathy was a public official who worked in several parts of the country. Vigneswaran’s grandfather was a cousin of SirPonnambalam Ramanathan and P. Arunachalam.
Wigneswaran spent the first nine years of his life in Kurunegala and studied at Christ Church College. The family then moved to Anuradhapura where he attended Holy Family Convent. Wigneswaran joined Royal College, Colombo aged 11. Wigneswaran obtained BA from the University of London and LLB from the University of Ceylon. He then joined Ceylon Law College, qualifying as a proctor and an advocate. He was president of the Law Students’ Union in 1962.
Joining the Judicial Service on 7 May 1979, he served as a Magistrate and District Judge in Batticaloa, Chavakachcheri and Mallakam. He became District Judge Colombo in January 1987. He was appointed to the High Court in 1988, serving in Northern, Eastern, North Central, Uva and Western provinces. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1995.
Wigneswaran was appointed to the Supreme Court in March 2001. He retired in October 2004.
One son of Mr Wigneswaran’s is married to the daughter of Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara. His other son is married to the niece of former UNP MP Keseralal Gunasekera.
Wigneswaran was chosen by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to be its chief ministerial candidate at the election toNorthern Provincial Council(NPC). He contested the provincial council election as one of the TNA’s candidates from Jaffna District and was elected to the NPC obtaining 132,255.
උතුර පළාත් මහ ඇමති ලෙස සී.වී. විග්නේෂ්වරන් දිවුරුම්…..
උතුර පළාත් මහ ඇමති ලෙස සී.වී. විග්නේෂ්වරන් මහතා ජානාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉදිරියේදී මීට ස්වල්ප මොහොතකට පෙර දිවුරුම් දී තිබේ. අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවති මේ අවස්ථාවට මහා සංඝරත්නය ප්රධාන සර්ව ආගමික පූජ්ය පක්ෂය ද අග්රාමාත්ය දි.මු. ජයරත්න, ජ්යෙෂ්ඨ අමාත්ය තිස්ස විතාරණ, අමාත්යවරුන් වන මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන, ඩග්ලස් දේවානන්දා, රවුෆ් හකීම්, වාසුදේව නානායක්කාර, ඩිව් ගුණසේකර, උතුරු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර ජී.ඒ. චන්ද්රසිරි, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්රීවරුන් වනදෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ නායක ආර්. සම්බන්ධන්, එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන්, ඒ. විනයාගමූර්ති, පී. දිගම්බරන්, ප්රභා ගනේෂන්, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්රී ජෝන් අමරතුංග හා ජනාධිපති ලේකම් ලලිත් වීරතුංග යන මහත්වරු එක්ව සිටියහ.