North – East Merger: NP CM Wigneswaran ready to discuss with EP CM Nazeer

Updated: 10:02 GMT, Feb 11, 2017 | Published: 04:40 GMT, Feb 11, 2017 |

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said that he was ready to discuss with Eastern Province Chief Minister Ahamed Nazeer on merger of the two provinces if he is willing.

Mr. Wigneswaran told reporters after discussion held between the Tamil People’s Council and Muslim civil society representatives on Friday (Feb 10) in Batticaloa.

The CM said there should be a mechanism to negotiate and solve the problems exists between Tamils and Muslims.

The civil societies are thinking of the measures to be taken by identifying the problems of the Tamil speaking people on the basis of their needs, said Wigneswaran.

The Muslim civil societies have expressed their willingness to establish a mechanism to hold talks, he said.