Sunday, 28 August 2016 - 13:21
No talks between Ban Ki Moon and Wigneshwaran during Sri Lanka visit
It has been reported that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will not engage in bilateral discussions with the Northern Province Chief minister C.V Vigneswaran.
The UN Secretary General is to engage in a three-day visit in the island on the 31st of August where he is scheduled to meet with the Governor of the Northern Province, Reginald Cooray and the leaders of the TNA.
During this visit a special meeting has not been organized for the chief minister of the northern provincial council to meet with the Secretary General separately, but together with other leaders of the TNA.
The attendance of the northern provincial chief minister is uncertain due to the conflicting opinions existing between the minister and the leaders of the TNA.
However, the Indian express newspaper noted that emphasizing unity and cooperation between the ethnicities is believed to be an aim of the UN Secretary General’s visit.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Tamil People’s Council is to hold a mass protest next month in the North, headed by the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Vigneswaran.
TNA former MP Suresh Premachandran noted that the government does not have the urgency to implement proposals of the Geneva human rights council.