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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 19:27
Vigneshwaran orders Northern Provincial council education and agricultural Ministers to resign
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The Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V. Wigneshwaran informed today the two ministers who are charged for corruption to resign from their positions.

At the same time fisheries and health ministers were also asked to go on leave for one month until inquiries against them are completed.

The Chief Minister gave the order during the crucial debate held in the Northern Provincial Council with regard to corruption charges against four councillors.

A three member committee was appointed by Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V. Wigneshwaran last September to probe corruption allegations against the four council ministers.

The committee report was issued on 19th May this year and it was presented to the Provincial Council on June 7th.

According to the Committee report, 10 charges have been made against agriculture minister P Iyngaraneshan, 9 charges against Education minister T Kurukularaja, 5 charges against health Minister P Sathyalingam and 5 charges against fisheries minister B. Denishwaran.

Proving his innocence, agriculture minister P Iyngaraneshan told the council that none of the allegations against him has been proved yet.

He said although he is innocence, he would agree at any decision taken by the Chief Minister.

The accused education minister T. Gurukularaja said that he will abstain from expressing his views as he had already submitted his reasons in writing.

Meanwhile, TNA faction objected when Opposition Leader Sinnathurai Thavarasa attempted to express his views over the accused ministers.

Later, the opposition members walked out as the chief minster began his speech.

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