The Northern Chief Minister has requested that India should exert pressure for the merger of North and East.
He has requested so while meeting the Indian Ambassador, Tharanjith Santhu in Colombo. Discussion had been held in this meeting regarding Development activities of the North, and handling livelihood moves.
After the CM insisted on the necessity of the merger in this meeting held at the Indian Embassy the Ambassador had promised that he will study the consensus of the Indian Government on this matter.
Commenting on the meeting afterward the CM said that we have continued discussions regarding the Northern Provincial Council for a long time. We discussed matters relevant to this.
Further we talked about KKS Harbour, Development of Palaly Air Port, Thoothukudi – Thalai Mannar ship service, 50,000 house scheme, funds for renovation of JMC Building, and the Myliddy Fisheries harbor.
The Ambassador had expressed his willingness for further talks on these matters., he said.