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PLOTE members take oaths

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PLOTE members elected to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) under the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) ticket took oaths Chunnakam yesterday. PLOTE leader Dharmalingam Sidharthan said that he and another party member who was elected to the Council at the last NPC elections took oaths at his residence in front of a Justice of Peace. He said that the PLOTE members will be attending the inaugural NPC sitting scheduled for October 25 in Jaffna. Earlier in the day TELO member M.K Shivajilingam took oaths in Mullivaikal as a Northern Provincial Council member. Shivajilingam said that while earlier nine members had decided to take oaths today eight of them had later pulled out. It was reported that on the intervention of Mannar Bishop Rayappu Joseph the nine members had decided to postpone taking oaths. However Shivajilingam said he went ahead and took oaths in front of a Justice of Peace in Mullivaikal. (Colombo Gazette)

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