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Tuesday 23 July 2019
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ITAK’s nominee for Minister of Education : Arnold,  one of the “Gang of three”, Public angered

ITAK’s nominee for Minister of Education : Arnold,  one of the “Gang of three”, Public angered

The ITAK has sent a letter to the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran to appoint E. Arnold as the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and youth Affairs.

A meeting of the ITAK PC members and MPs was held yesterday evening at the Party’s office in Martyn Road. MPs representing the Northern Province and ITAK members of the NPC participated in this meeting.

Currently two vacancies are existing in the NPC Cabinet and although the CM wished to give one to Ananthy Sasitharan, ITAK did not accept it. When the matter of proposing  a member for the Post of Ministers, Leader of the Party, Mawai Senathyrasa propose to sent two names which was not acceptable to others. They insisted that one name should be proposed.

As T. Kuruykularasa was nominated earlier to represent Kilinochchi District, a post should be given to the Kilinoichchi District and proposal was made to nominate P. Ariyanayagam as the Education Minister. While saying that he will not accept Minister post, Aynkaranesan proposed the name of Arnold to be nominated . Others accepted this proposal.

ITAK has sent a letter yesterday evening itself to appoint E. Arnold as Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and youth Affairs.

Neutral observers said that this selection will cause another opposition wave as Arnold is considered as the mastermind behind the no-confidence motion against the CM , C.V.Wigneswaran.


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