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No confidence motion against Chief Minister Wigneswaran will be withdrawn, says TNA leader

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance, R Sampanthan confirmed that the no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister of the Northern Province would be withdrawn.

In a letter to Chief Minister CV WIgneswaran, Mr Sampanthan said,

“I have just informed the Hon Governor Northern Province by telephone that the Motion of No _ Confidence will be withdrawn. I am communicating with relevan persons.”

Mr Sampanthan also added that he noted the request of the Chief Minister that northern provincial council ministers under investigation for corruption should not impede in any independent legal inquiry.

See letter here.

Mr Sampanthan’s letter was in response to a letter from Chief Minsiter Wigneswran asking the TNA leader to ensure that the two ministers under investifation do not impede with te legal inquiry into corruption nor threaten witnesses or tamper with evidence.

See letter here.

A no-confidence motion against Chief Minsiter Wigenswaran was submitted by a section of the northern provincial council to the local governor after the Chief Minister asked two ministers found guilty of corruption to resign, and asked two others under investigation to take leave from office until the inquiry was completed.

The no-confidence motion sparked mass hartals across the North-East as thousands came out in support of Chief Minister Wigneswaran.