Wigneswaran says TNA support to budget must be conditional

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran has said that the TNA party must make its support to the government’s 2019 budget conditional to the release of all Tamil political prisoners.

Wigneswaran stated this at a political meeting held in Jaffna.

Wigneswaran said some Tamil youth have been imprisoned over the last 20 years for being aligned with the former LTTE militant group. But many LTTE leaders such as its former deputy leader Karuna are free, he said.

“We have to consider this and ask the party to take action,” he said. The next government budget is to be presented in parliament on November 5 with the final vote scheduled for December.