Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member M.K. Sivajilingham threw a tantrum at the council session today after the chairman of the council refused to conduct a vote on a resolution presented by him.
According to the Jaffna media, the NPC member had thrown the mace of the council and refused to allow sittings to be suspended until his resolution was taken for a vote.
However the chairman of the council said that the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran had proposed that the resolution be discussed after the Presidential elections.
The motion, which takes note of the UN investigations on Sri Lanka, has already been sidelined over the past couple of months with the TNA officially saying it does not want to discuss it at this moment.
The TNA had said in October it would be improper and inappropriate for the Northern Provincial Council or any other political body to make pronouncements in the form of resolutions or otherwise on matters of evidence and law currently being considered by the UN led investigation team and that any such pronouncement would undermine the due regard, respect and right to independent functioning properly due to the investigations team.
The TNA had reached the conclusion and decided to make the announcement after having sought and obtained legal advice concerning the draft resolution proposed by Sivajilingam. (Colombo Gazette)