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Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 05.20 GMT
Northern Province Governor appoints new Chief Minister


The Governor of Sri Lanka's Northern Province G. A. Chandrasiri yesterday handed over the letter of appointment for the Chief Minister post to the former Supreme Court Judge and the Chief Minister candidate of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), C.V. Vigneswaran at Governor Secretariat in Jaffna.

Vigneswaran has been selected as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province following the victory of the Tamil party at the elections held on September 21 for the Province. He obtained a total of 132,255 preferential votes topping the preferential vote list in Jaffna District.

Vigneswaran met the Governor at his official residence in Jaffna on Monday and held discussions on setting up of the Provincial Council and the swearing-in, among other things.




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