C. Arulampalam

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Honourable
C. Arulampalam
MP
சி. அருளம்பலம்
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Nallur
In office
1970–1977
Preceded by E. M. V. Naganathan
Succeeded by M. Sivasithamparam
Deputy Chairman of Committees
In office
23 July 1976 – 18 May 1977
Preceded by Senapala Samarasekera
Succeeded by C. R. Beligammana
Personal details
Born (1909-02-18)18 February 1909
Died 15 March 1997(1997-03-15) (aged 88)
Solano County, California, USA
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Chinnaiah Arulampalam (Tamil: சின்னையா அருளம்பலம் ; 18 February 1909 – 5 March 1997) was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Arulampalam was born on 18 February 1909.[1]

Career[edit]

Arulampalam stood as the All Ceylon Tamil Congress' candidate in Kopay at the 1952 and 1956 parliamentary elections but on each occasion was defeated by the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (Federal Party) candidate C. Vanniasingam.[2][3]

Arulampalam stood as the ACTC's candidate in Nallur at the March 1960, July 1960 and 1965 parliamentary elections but on each occasion was defeated by the ITAK candidate E. M. V. Naganathan.[4][5][6] He stood again at the 1970 parliamentary election, and on this occasion he won and entered Parliament,[7] he later defected to the governing Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and voted for the new republican constitution.[8][9] He was labelled a traitor by Tamil militants and Tamil nationalists,[10][11] the SLFP government rewarded Arulampalam by making him Deputy Chairman of Committees in 1976.[12]

Arulampalam contested the 1977 parliamentary election as the SLFP candidate in Nallur but was resoundingly defeated by the Tamil United Liberation Front candidate M. Sivasithamparam.[13]

Arulampalam died on 5 March 1997 in Solano County, California, USA.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Past Members: Arulampalam, Chinnaiah". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (15 June 2008). "Last TULF Leader standing: Sangaree at 75". The Nation (Sri Lanka). Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 23: Srimavo's constitutional promiscuity". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  10. ^ Sabaratnam, T. "Chapter 5: Tamil Youths Turn Assertive". Pirapaharan. 
  11. ^ Sri Kantha, Sachi (26 July 2010). "The Alfred Duraiappah Dossier - Part 1". Illankai Tamil Sangam. 
  12. ^ "Deputy Chairman of Committees". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  13. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "California, Death Record Index, 1940–1997 : Chinnaiah Arulampalam". Mocavo.