The Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council has categorically rejected the news report on a separate National Anthem for the Northern Provincial Council. He has emphasized this in a letter sent to the Director General of Government Information. The Government Information Department says that the front page news report of the Divaina News Paper under the heading “a separate National Anthem for Northern Provincial Council” is false. The Government Information Department said that Chairman of Northern Provincial Council C.V.K. Shiva-gnaanam has rejected the report. He has said that he told the Council that the Northern Provincial Council should also have a song as in other Provincial Councils. Mr. Shiva-gnaanam has emphasized that his statement has been twisted and stated that he proposed to create a separate National Anthem.