NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice


Northern Province Governor Reginald Coorey is to seek Attorney General's advice on how to proceed on, over the incident where the Education Minister of the Northern Province S. Sarweshwaren refused to hoist the national flag. 

The Northern Education Minister attended a function held at a school in Vavuniya as the Chief Guest last Thursday and had refused to hoist the national flag. It was reported that the function commenced upon the hoisting of the national flag by the Principal of the school.

The Governor said that various people have expressed various opinions over the issue and added that the details related to the incident would be referred to the Attorney General for his opinion following which necessary action would be taken. 

When questioned whether the new constitution is going to invite more troubles and problems, Governor said that the constitution is not only about hoisting of the national flag, there are many other important factors involved. 

Asked whether he supports 'separation of powers', Governor said that some wrong decisions taken in the past created a huge gap between the Northern Province and rest of the country. 

"The Joint Opposition who opposes the new constitution today protested in the past demanding the need of a new constitution. They express contradicting opinions when they are not in power", he said. 


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