The appointment of a new Governor for the North is in the works.
All nine governors had resigned on the request of the new President. Six have been appointed. In Jaffna it is said to be a tight fight for influence with the new president to decide who will be appointed.
- Names mentioned are those of Suren Raghavan nominated by Maithripala Sirisena (who they say has made only this one nomination and is pushing hard),
- EPRLF’s Varatharaja Perumal, and
- EPDP’s Thavarajah, all from Jaffna who campaigned for the President, besides some Sinhalese.
Will Raghavan win the race and continue to dole out illegal favors to his cronies?