Thomas Thangathurai William

Last updated

Thomas Thangathurai William

MP
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Ampara District
In office
2009–2010
Preceded by K. Pathmanathan, TNA
Personal details
Political party Tamil National Alliance

Dr Thomas Thangathurai William is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.

A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.

He represented the Ampara multi-member electoral district for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Sri Lankan Parliament between June 2009 and February 2010, having taken over from Kanagasabai Pathmanathan MP, who died in May 2009. [1]

Ampara Electoral District is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka. The district is conterminous with the administrative district of Ampara in the Eastern province. The district currently elects 7 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 436,148 registered electors in 2010.

Tamil National Alliance

The Tamil National Alliance is a political alliance in Sri Lanka that represents the country's Sri Lankan Tamil minority. It was formed in October 2001 by a group of moderate Tamil nationalist parties and former militant groups. The alliance originally supported self-determination in an autonomous state for the island's Tamils. It supported negotiations with the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to resolve the civil war in Sri Lanka. The TNA was considered a political proxy of the LTTE which selected some of its candidates.

He was a TNA candidate for Ampara District at the 2010 parliamentary election but failed to get elected after coming third amongst the TNA candidates.

2010 Sri Lankan parliamentary election

The 2010 Sri Lankan parliamentary election was held on April 8 and April 20, 2010, to elect 225 members to Sri Lanka's 14th Parliament. 14,088,500 Sri Lankans were eligible to vote in the election at 11,102 polling stations. It was the first general election held in Sri Lanka following the conclusion of the civil war which lasted 26 years.

Related Research Articles

S. Sivamaharajah Sri Lankan activist

Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah was a Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher, politician and Member of Parliament.

A. Chandranehru 20th and 21st-century Sri Lankan politician

Ariyanayagam Chandranehru was a Sri Lankan Tamil merchant seaman, politician and Member of Parliament.

R. Sampanthan Sri Lankan politician

Rajavarothiam Sampanthan is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and lawyer who has led the Tamil National Alliance since 2001. He has also been a Member of Parliament since 2001, and previously served as a Member of Parliament from 1977 to 1983 and from 1997 to 2000. He was the Leader of the Opposition from September 2015 to December 2018.

Suresh Premachandran Sri Lankan politician

Arumugam Kandaiah Premachandran is a Sri Lankan Tamil militant turned politician and former Member of Parliament. He is the current leader of the Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), a member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Kanagasabai Pathmanathan was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

Mavai Senathirajah Sri Lankan politician

Somasundaram Senathirajah is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament. He is the current leader of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK), a member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Kathirgamathamby Thurairetnasingam is a Sri Lankan Tamil civil servant, politician and Member of Parliament.

M. K. Shivajilingam Sri Lankan politician

Mahalingam Kanagalingam Shivajilingam is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician, provincial councillor and former Member of Parliament.

Sathasivam Kanagaratnam is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.

Chandranehru Chandrakanthan is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.

Kanthar Nallathamby Srikantha is a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and former Member of Parliament.

Abdul Majeed Mohammed Naushad also known as Mohamed Naushad Majeed is a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Sivagnanam Shritharan is a Sri Lankan Tamil teacher, politician and Member of Parliament.

Appathurai Vinayagamoorthy was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament. He was leader and president of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress.

Podiappuhamy H. P. Piyasena is a Sri Lankan politician and former Member of Parliament.

Ariyanayagam Kaveenthiran Kodeeswaran is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

U. L. M. Mohideen

Uduma Lebbe Mohamed Mohideen was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician, Member of Parliament and deputy minister.

References

  1. "New TNA MP for Ampaa'rai district sworn in". TamilNet. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.