Colombo Telegraph

Northern Chief Minister Takes Oaths Before President

Sri Lanka’s first Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran was sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees a short while ago.

C.V. Wigneswaran

Present at the momentous occasion were several members of the Tamil National Alliance which won an overwhelming majority in the September 21 provincial election.

Wigneswaran’s family members were also present during the oath-taking ceremony.

The Northern Province Chief Minister is a retired judge of the Supreme Court. He ascends Chief Ministerial office with over 130,000 preferential votes from the Jaffna District.

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