Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and three others were issued notice to appear in Supreme Court on May 12, 13 and 17, over a petition filed against the recently passed resolution calling for a federal solution.
The other respondents are the leader of ITAK Mavai Senathirajah, NPC Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam and NPC Secretary S. Pathmanathan.
Attorney at Law Aruna Laksiri had filed a petition against the proposal by the NPC in the court last Tuesday, which said that the proposal made by the Northern Provincial Council seeking a individual government within the country in contradiction to the article 152 part IV of the Constitution.
NPC Chairman CVK Sivagnanam who received notice said he was discussing the matter with his lawyers. He also added that the resolution was not passed with any objective of dividing the country.
Speaking of the request to merge the northern and eastern province, he said that it was nothing new. The two provinces had been merged for a long period of time, he added.