The Sri Lankan Government Minister and National Freedom Front (NFF) Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa claims that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Mavai Senathirajah was forced to step down from contesting for the post of Chief Minister for the Northern Province.
Weerawansa said that two diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka had warned Senathirajah and forced him to step down and make way for former Supreme Court Judge C V Wigneswaran.
â€œOne diplomatic mission remainded him that his family was in their country and they will send them back to Sri Lanka and not give them a visa again if he contests for the post. The other foreign mission contacted all the TNA MPs individually and said they acceptÂ Wigneswaran for the post,â€ the Minister claimed.
He said that the diplomatic missions are of the view thatÂ Wigneswaran can create the legal loopholes for a seperate Tamil state to be formed in Sri Lanka.