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Chief Minister of the Northern Province sworn in

C.V. Vigneswaran took oaths as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning.

Retired Supreme Court judge, Vigneswaran received his Chief Ministerial appointment letter from the Northern Province Governor on October 01.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief ministerial candidate at the Northern Provincial Council election, Vigneswaran obtained the highest preference votes in the Jaffna District a total of 132,255 votes.

Chief Minister Vigneswaran issuing a statement after taking oaths said it is the need of the hour that we remove misunderstandings and doubts that have crept into the minds of various communities.

"It is as a part of such an exercise that we decided that I take oaths before the President of this country. We believe our decision would convey to our brethren our desire to settle our differences within a united Sri Lanka," the Chief Minister further said.

Text of the full Statement

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