Published On: Mon, Jul 29th, 2013

Tamil Coalition TNA finalises its nominations for Northern Council elections

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The Tamil coalition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) widened its  power by including TULF ,PLOTE and former Tamil Tiger rebel relatives in their candidates for Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections . The party  handed over its nominations for the Northern Provincial Council elections in Jaffna , Kilinotchi , Mannar , Vavuniya and Mullaithivu , all Tamil majority cities.

TNA Chief Ministerial candidate for the northern polls, former Chief judge,  C.V. Vigneswaran and a TNA delegation handed over the nomination papers for the Jaffna district at the Jaffna District Secretariat. TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah, TNA MP Suresh Premachandran and TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran  accompanied Vigneswaran to hand over the nomination papers.

TNA Jaffna Candidates

TNA Jaffna Candidates

Candidates in Jaffna are ,

TNA Jaffna Candidates

TNA Jaffna Candidates

Candidates in Jaffna are ,

  • C V Vigneswaran (former Supreme Court Judge )
  • Ananthi Elilan (Mr Elilan was  Political head of Tamil Tiger in Trincomalee District) ,
  • Darmalingam Sidharthan(Former parliamentarian and Leader of PLOTE )
  • M.K. Sivajilingham ( Former parliamentarian of TELO )
  • C V K Sivagnanam (Member Jaffna Municipality Council and veteran activist)
  • E Arnold
  • Sayanthan (Lawyer)
  • Sivayohan (Engineering professional)
  • Vinthan Kanakaratnam (Member of Jaffna Municipal Council)
  • Paranjothi (Member of Jaffna Municipal Council)
  • Lawyers & engineers were included in candidates nominated today.
  • Kajatheepan ( Youth ITAK leader)
  • Thambirajah
  • Tharmalingam
  • N V Subramanium (President of Northern Fishermen Union )
  • Jeyasekaram (Chairman of Jaffna Chamber of Commerce )
  • Sarveswaran ( Brother of MP Suresh Premachandran )
  • Aingaranesan ( Famous Green campaigner)
  • Kugathasan
  • Sugirthan

The nominations in Jaffna included professionals , Unions and various areas of Jaffna to democratically represent the area. The aproach was well welcomed by locals.

In Southern district city which is a border city between Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka, Vavuniya, TNA nominations included Rathan who is a strong Tamil nationalists and other candidates included doctors and known local politicians.


TNA Vavuniya

Candidates list in Vavunia

  • M M Ratham ( Chairman of Vavuniya Town Council )
  • S Mayuran
  • S Thiagarajah
  • M P Nadarajah
  • S Ravi
  • G T Linganathan
  • K Chandrakulasingham
  • R Indrarajah
  • Dr Sathiyalingam

TNA list in Mannar included a Muslim candidate has been included in the TNA which is seen as Tamil’s long term dream of including Tamil speaking Muslims as united Tamil Nation. TNA candidates met famous Tamil Bishop Rayapappu Jospeph and got his blessings.

TNA candidates Mannar

Candidates list in Vavunia

  • Anthoni Susairatnam
  • Srimao Saiva
  • S Sivaharan
  • G Gunaseelan
  • S Niramlanathan
  • T Nimalasekaram
  • J A Cruse
  • B Deniswaran
  • Ayum Asmin ( Muslim Candidate of TNA)

TNA included a Muslim Cnadidate in Mannar which was welcomed by Tamil Speaking community in North.

TNA list in former Tamil Tiger strong hole Kilinotchi included TULF leader Anandasangaree , and other locals. The move by TNA to ensure that democracy and wider cross-section of society is included .

TNA Kilinotchi candidates

TNA Kilinotchi candidates

TNA Kilinotchi 2

Candidates list in Kilinotchi

  • V Anandasangaree ( Former Parliamentarian and leader of TULF)
  • T Kurukularajah ( Retired Director of Education)
  • P Ariyaratnam  ( Retired Director of Education)
  • S Pasupathipillai
  • Thirulokamoorthi
  • K Mithubananthakumari ( Teacher and female Cnadidate for Kilinotchi)
  • P Tharmakulasingham

TNA also filed nominations of Mullaithiivu where the notorious ‘no fire zone’ was introduced which saw more than 40,000 Tamils massacred in 2009 Tamil genocide. Still the hurts remain in Tamils here but Tamils here have no other choice than supporting TNA now to get Sri Lankan military claws released on militarised land.


TNA Mullaithivu


Candidates list in Mullaithivu

  • T Ravikaran
  • Anthony Jeyanathan
  • K Sivanesan
  • J Kanakasutharaswami
  • Dr S Kamaleswaran
  • K Merikala ( Female Candidate for Mulliathivu)
  • A Povaneswaran

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