Wigneswaran likely to launch new Tamil Diaspora-backed party in two weeks - NewsIn.Asia
The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, is likely to launch a Tamil Diaspora-backed political party in two weeks’ time, reliable sources said. The new party will challenge the long-established "top dog" of Lankan Tamil politics ,the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK). It will have the existing Tamil Peoples’ Council (TPC), as its core. The TPC had been founded by Wigneswaran earlier after he developed irreconcilable differences with ITAK leaders R. Sampanthan and M.A.Sumanthiran.