S. Jeyanandamoorthy

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Honourable
S. Jeyanandamoorthy
MP
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Batticaloa District
In office
2004–2010
Personal details
Born (1965-09-16) 16 September 1965 (age 49)
Political party Tamil National Alliance
Profession Teacher
Religion Hindu
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Senathirajah Jeyanandamoorthy (born 16 September 1965) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.

Early life and family[edit]

Jeyanandamoorthy was born on 16 September 1965.[1]

Career[edit]

Jeyanandamoorthy had been a correspondent for Virakesari and TamilNet.[2]

Jeyanandamoorthy was selected by the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to be one of the Tamil National Alliance's (TNA) candidates in Batticaloa District at the 2004 parliamentary election.[3] He was elected and entered Parliament.[4]

Jeyanandamoorthy and his relatives were repeatedly threatened by the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal, a Sri Lankan government backed paramilitary group.[5][6][7] He subsequently fled to the United Kingdom.[8]

In May 2010 he was elected to the Transnational Constituent Assembly of Tamil Eelam.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Past Members: Senathirajah Jeyanandamoorthy". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka: 2004 Annual Report". Reporters Without Borders. 3 May 2004. 
  3. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (3 April 2010). "Tamil National Alliance enters critical third phase-2". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "General Election 2004 Preferences". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ "Legislators' relatives 'abducted'". BBC Sinhala. 12 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "How credibile were the Batti polls?". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 23 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Resolution adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council at its 181st session". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 10 October 2007. 
  8. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (17 April 2010). "T.N.A. Performs creditably in parliamentary elections". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jeyananthamoorthy tops TGTE list in UK". TamilNet. 3 May 2010.