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TNA will not field Wigneswaran at next election - The Island

The Tamil National Alliance will not field current Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran as a candidate for the upcoming Northern Provincial Council elections, reports The Island.

TNA parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran is reported to have announced the decision in Jaffna this weekend.

Justice Wigneswaran has been sharply critical of the TNA’s decision to ally with the paramilitary EPDP to gain control of Local Governing bodies, stating that it was forsaking party policy for personal gain.

Last year he beat back a no confidence motion at the northern provincial council, which was officially rescinded after mass protests in support of the chief minister.