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Tamil chief minister C V Wigneswaran: 'We're not terrorists'

The first ever chief minister for Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern Province has told the BBC that the central government should stop viewing the north as a "terrorist area", and must give the province meaningful political powers.

C V Wigneswaran's Tamil National Alliance swept to power in September.

Last month, the Northern Provincial Council passed a motion calling for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

The BBC's Charles Haviland asked Mr Wigneswaran - who is himself Tamil - for his view of the controversial resolution.

  • 20 Feb 2014
  • From the section Asia
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