The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, boycotted the International Investment Forum organized by the Northern Province Governor Reginold Cooray in Jaffna yesterday , the New Indian Express reported.
In a letter written to Cooray last week, Vigneswaran objected to the Governor’s organizing the forum without consulting him. He said that the elected representatives of the people of the Northern Province ought to have been consulted on the needs of the province before inviting investors.
The proper way was to have conducted a survey to find out what kind of investment people in the war-affected province want and then gone on to invite the right kind of investors. The Govenor did nothing of that sort. Wigneswaran said, he would not be attending the forum as he had to attend a meeting on the development of the Northern Province with the Prime Minister in Colombo.