Colombo, June 15 (newsin.asia): The Tamil People’s Council (TPC), which the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran formed some time as a rival to his own Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has called for the closure of all shops on Friday as a protest against the on-going attempt to oust him from through a no-confidence motion in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC).
In a statement issued on Thursday, the TPC said that the move to oust him is a joint conspiracy of the Sri Lankan government and a section of Tamil politicians to prevent Wigneswaran from using the Provincial Council to prove that the present extent of devolution of power to the Tamils as per the 13 th.Amendment of the constitution is utterly inadequate.
The TPC said that Wigneswaran has been using the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) to bring to light before the international community that what the Tamils have been subjected to continually, is “calculated genocide”.
Wigneswaran, the TPC said, has been using his position as Chief Minister to tell the international community that there is no way justice can be rendered to the Tamils in the absence of an international inquiry into the events which characterized the last war.
The TPC then proceeded to invite Wigneswaran to take the leadership of the TPC, and continue to fight for the Tamils. As a first step, it called upon traders not to open their shops on Friday.
(The featured picture at the top shows C.V.Wigneswaran addressing the media after a meeting of the Tamil People’s Council)