Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru

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Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Ampara District
In office
Personal details
Died February 7, 2005(2005-02-07)
Political party Tamil United Liberation Front
Other political
Tamil National Alliance
Relations Arappor Ariyanayagam, father
Children Chandra Nehru Chandrakanthan
Religion Christianity

Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru (died February 7, 2005) was a founder member of the pro-LTTE NESHOR and he was also a former Member of Parliament of the pro LTTE Tamil National Alliance in the Sri Lankan Parliament elected from Amparai in Eastern Sri Lanka. His father Ariyanayagam was also a member of the Sri Lankan parliament in 1960 from Amparai.


Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru was native of Thirukkovil near Batticaloa.[1]


He was killed along with E. Kousalyan, political head of Batticaloa-Amparai district of the (LTTE) in an ambush Polonnaruwa near Batticaloa. The LTTE alleged that the killings were done by the Karuna group. A Sri Lankan army spokesman condemned the incident. According to the government press release

"While these killings are a violation of the Ceasefire Agreement, their timing is also clearly calculated to disrupt the positive post-tsunami atmosphere of increasing co-operation between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE on humanitarian issues. The Government calls on all concerned to prevent further violations of the ceasefire gravely risking a return to conflict and instead, to support the peace process and move ahead."[2][3][4][5]

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