PM agrees to NPDM reflecting Eastern Prov. as well

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Untitled-4By Kelum Bandara 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acceded to a request made by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to change the name of the Northern Province Development Ministry (NPDM) to reflect the Eastern Province as well,  Jaffna District TNA MP  M.A. Sumanthiran said yesterday.

He said the TNA had complained about the elected representatives of the Northern and Eastern Provinces prior to taking Cabinet decisions on the development of their areas and that the Prime Minister agreed to setting up a mechanism for consultations. 


The MP said the government had set up the Northern Province Development Ministry, but its name should be changed to reflect the Eastern Province because there are Tamil areas in the East as well. 


He said there was no time frame nor a new name-change suggested. 

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