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* Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister considers resigning - report
Sun, Jul 13, 2014, 11:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 13, Colombo: Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran was considering to resign from his post in protest of reappointing a retired Army officer to govern the Province, Tamil media in Sri Lanka reported today.

The media reports said that the main Tamil party in the North, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was to meet today to discuss about the moves against Sri Lanka President's re-appointment of the incumbent Northern Province Governor, retired Major General G.A. Chandrasiri.

Ignoring the Tamil party's strong objections, President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday reappointed Chandrasiri, whose official term was slated to end Saturday. Chandrasiri was initially appointed as the Governor of the war-torn Northern Province on 12th July 2009 for a five-year term.

TNA leader R. Sampanthan said the government's move had indicated the careless attitude of the government about the Tamils. TNA general secretary said today that the government was disturbing the reconciliation process by not listening to the northern people's concerns.

The Tamil party has demanded to appoint a civil administrator in place of the former military officer.

Vigneswaran has discussed about the issue of the Governor of the Northern Province when he met the President recently.

The CM has repeatedly accused the Governor of running his own administration in the Northern Province and hindering the work of the publicly elected Provincial Council.

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