Leader of the Tamil National Alliance, R. Sampanthan says that the No Confidence Motion which was brought against Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C. V. Wigneswaran will be withdrawn.
Addressing a letter to the Chief Minister, Sampanthan said, he has informed the Governor of the Northern Province of this decision.
The letter further reads that R. Sampanthan will communicate to the two relevant ministers that they should not in anyway impede an independent legal inquiry.
Sampanthan notes that he and Wigneswaran should meet early and further discuss all issues.
Meanwhile earlier in the day, Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran, in a letter to Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, said he will not insist on the conditions relating to the leave of two provincial ministers who were accused of corruption.
The Chief Minister in his letter explains that there was no punitive action taken against the two ministers concerned, adding that he requested them to take leave in order to give protection to witnesses who have come forward.
He also notes that he arrived at the decision not to pursue this course of action as the Opposition Leader advised the two ministers not to impede an independent legal inquiry.
C. V. Wigneswaran also stated that he was satisfied that senior members such as Selvam Adaikalanathan, Dharmalingam Sidharthan and Suresh Premachandran spoke with the members in question and advised them not to interfere with the course of justice.