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* Sri Lanka Tamil party raises objections to the appointment of DIG to the Northern Province
Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 11:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has objected to the manner in which Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Pujitha Jayasundera was appointed to the Northern Province.

TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran pointed out in parliament referring to the Constitution that a DIG had to be appointed to the Province only in consultation with the Chief Minister.

He said this process had not been followed in the appointment of the new DIG to the North.

The TNA MP explained that there was no personal issue, but the subject in question is devolved to the provinces and a DIG has to be appointed with the concurrence of the Chief Minister.

He added that the similar process had to be followed in the appointed of the Chief Secretary to a province.

According to Sumanthiran, the TNA would present a motion calling for the removal of the Governor as well.

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