I was appointed by Mahinda Rajapaksha and I will follow his orders even if it is bad for the war effected Tamils and not the Tamil’s Leader the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C. V. Wigneswaran who wants to help the war effected Tamils. – Mrs. Vijayalakshi Ramesh –
Four Northern Provincial Council Ministers yesterday sought to intervene in the fundamental rights violation application filed by the Provincial Secretary to the Northern Province, Mrs. Vijayalakshi Ramesh, citing as the first respondent, Chief Minister of the Province, C. V. Wigneswaran
Mrs. Ramesh has complained to the Supreme Court that the Chief Minister has no power to interfere in her official activities, as she is appointed by the President, the Head of State. Counsel for Mrs. Ramesh, Gomin Dayasiri, maintained the same stand and objected to the attempt by the Provincial Ministers to intervene.
M. A. Sumanthiran, appeared with Viran Corea for the Provincial Ministers. Deputy Solicitor General, Nerin Pulle appeared for the Attorney General. The Court said that if necessary it would call the Provincial Ministers to assist the court later on during the hearing of the case. The Bench comprised the Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, Justice Priyasarth Dep and Justice Sarath de Abrew.