Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran breaking the silence he has observed since nomination day dismissed the talk of rift between him and the TNA. There is no split or conflict within the TNA, said the CM. There are conflicting ideas within a democratic Party and the media should not blow it big and charged that it is certain sections of the media that are exaggerating statements issued to create a rift.
This was said in response to questions posed by the media at a meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence in Jaffna.
Wigneswaran went on say that in a political party which functions democratically it is natural that diverse opinions are expressed on a variety of issues. Such diversity of views should not be construed as division in a party or as rift.
He assured that there is a healthy rapport among them, whether they be parliamentarians, provincial councilors, local councilors etc. and they are all united under one umbrella for the well being of the Tamil community for which they are all fully committed.
He added that he had known Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi Leader Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah for quite a long time. He recalled that when he was serving as Judge in Batticaloa in 1979, he released Kasi Anandan and Mavai Senathirajah who were in prison for a long time. As a result, he was transferred out of Batticaloa. Since then he had known Mavai Senathirajah. He has great respect for Mavai Senathirajah for he has been voicing and working for Tamil cause all along. Mavai too has affection for me. There are no personal issues between him and Mavai Senathirajah. He further stated that he had greeted Sampanthan on being elected Opposition Leader.