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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

Northern Provincial Council session had a smooth sailing

By K.T.Rajasingham
Jaffna, 23 June, (

The 97the session of the Northern Provincial Council Assembly had a smooth sailing yesterday, without any shouting or protest.

The Provincial Council session was presided over by its chairman C.V.K. Sivangnam, the Councilor who handed over the No-Confidence motion signed by 21 Councilors against the Chief Minister, to the Northern Province Governor on the 14th of this month.

It was greatly anticipated that pandemonium will dominate yesterday’s Council session, but to the contrary to the expectation, the Assembly session went on smoothly, without any marked hindrance or interruption.

Except for a slight change in the seating arrangements, consequent to the resignation of the two ministers, the assembly session commenced in the morning and concluded by the midday, without any incidents.

According to the new seating arrangement, seated next to C. V. Vigneswaran, Chief Minister, was Ministers Pathmanathan Sathiyalingham and Balasubramaniam Deniswaran, and the vice Chairman K.V.Kamaleswaran was seen seated next to the minister Deniswaran.

The two former ministers Ponnuthurai Ayingkaranesan and Thambirajajah Gurukularajah were seated next the Deputy Chairman and on the 7th position, as usual, M.K. Sivajilingham had his seat.

After the commencement of the session, committee stage discussion on the pawning statute took place.

A few councilors contributed to the discussion especially Sivajilingham insisted that pawnshop owners should insure and should only accept mortgages up to the amount they have insured.

The statute was passed and the Assembly session was adjourned till next 6th of July.

- Asian Tribune -

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