Mavai replaces Sampanthan as ITAK leader

Mavai Sampanthan ITAK 06Sep2014The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) General Secretary and veteran politician, Mavai Senathirajah was appointed leader of the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Saturday, replacing R. Sampanthan.

His appointment was announced at the ITAK’s national convention held today in Vavuniya. Sampanthan, now aged 81, will continue as TNA leader.

‘Government spying is threat to life’ – Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran said the Sri Lankan government is spying on him, presenting a threat to his life, Colombo Page reported.

The chief minister said he was photographed by people posing as media personnel during his meeting with the German ambassador to Sri Lanka Jürgen Morhard, who also noticed the incident.

Wigneswaran told the BBC Sinhala service the government is employing these tactics as he is going to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He added that although his life is under threat, he does not fear the government.