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Vigneswaran rejects TNA call to boycott CHOGM

2013 Oct 28

Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council (NPC), C.V. Vigneswaran has rejected the call by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo next month.

The TNA has decided to boycott the CHOGM summit and has also called on

the Indian government to boycott the event.

TNA MP Mavai Senathirajah has said that his party boycotting the event

is not intended as a protest against the participating nations and the

party expects to meet the CHOGM attendees.

However, Vigneswaran during a meeting with TNA Councilors in the NPC

have rejected the TNA's call for the boycott.

The Northern Provincial Council held its inaugural sessions last week

and the next session is due to be held on Nov 11.

Vigneswaran has reportedly set the sessions for the 11th in order to

be free to attend the CHOGM that is to commence on the 15th.

The first ever Chief Minister of NPC earlier asked the Indian leaders

not to boycott the event and attend the CHOGM to express their

concerns over the Tamil cause and other issues. 

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