New front not alternative political party says Wigi

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran says the newly formed Tamil front is not an alternative Tamil political party.

It was earlier reported that the front which was formed last week will be an alternative to the Tamil National Alliance.

However Wigneswaran today denied those claims. Wigneswaran was last week appointed as the head of a new organisation comprising Tamil politicians and civil society members, which will work on Tamil rights.

The ‘Tamil People’s Conference’ met in Jaffna and discussed its future goals and also decided to form sub-committees which will handle various tasks.

The main committee in the ‘Tamil People’s Conference’ includes Tamil National Alliance members Dharmalingham Sidharthan and Suresh Premachandran and Tamil National People’s Front leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam.

The sub-committees appointed by the ‘Tamil People’s Conference’ have been given a time frame during which it will submit proposals to address issues faced by the Tamils. (Colombo Gazette)