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TNA appoints C.V. Wigneswaran as NPC candidate

C.V. Wigneswaran, a former Supreme Court judge, has been appointed as the Tamil National Alliance's Chief Minister candidate for the upcoming Northern Provincial Council election.

In a statement, the TNA leader R. Sampanthan said:

"It was unanimously resolved that the candidate for the position of Chief Minister at the forthcoming Provincial Council elections for the Northern Province would be Mr. C V Wigneswaran, a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka,"

There had been internal disagreement in the run up to the announcement, with Maavai Senathirajah also coming forward as a contender, whilst the TNA's Sampanthan and Sumanthiran backed C.V. Wigneswaran.

According to Sri Lankan news reports, C.V. Wigneswaran was India's favourite.

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