A. Aravind Kumar

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A. Aravind Kumar

அரவிந்தகுமார்
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Badulla District
Assumed office
2015
Member of the Uva Provincial Council for Badulla District
In office
2004–2014
Personal details
Born (1954-11-17) 17 November 1954 (age 64)
Political partyUp-Country People's Front
Other political
affiliations
Tamil Progressive Alliance
OccupationTrade unionist
EthnicityIndian Tamil
Websitehttp://www.aravindfoundation.com/

Arunchalam Aravind Kumar (Tamil: அருணாசலம் அரவிந்தகுமார்; born 17 November 1954) is a Sri Lankan trade unionist, politician and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Aravind Kumar was born on 17 November 1954.[1] He was educated at St. Joseph's College, Gampola and St. Anthony's College, Katugastota.[2]

Career[edit]

Aravind Kumar is a member of the Up-Country People's Front (UCPF) and served as its finance secretary.[3][4] He was elected one of the vice-presidents of the Tamil Progressive Alliance in June 2015.[5]

Aravind Kumar contested the 2004 provincial council election as one of the UCPF's candidates in Badulla District and was elected to the Uva Provincial Council (UPC).[6] He was re-elected at the 2009 provincial council election.[7]

Aravind Kumar contested the 2010 parliamentary election as one of the UCPF's candidates in Badulla District but the UCPF failed to win any seats in Parliament.[8][9] He was one of the United National Front for Good Governance's candidates in Badulla District at the 2015 parliamentary election. He was elected and entered Parliament.[10][11][12][13][14]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of A. Aravind Kumar
Election Constituency Party Votes Result
2004 provincial[6] Badulla District UCPF 5,059 Elected
2009 provincial[7] Badulla District UCPF 7,863 Elected
2010 parliamentary Badulla District UCPF Not elected
2015 parliamentary[15] Badulla District UNFGG 53,741 Elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Members: A. Aravindh Kumar". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ "More than 50 new faces in House". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Rathakrishnan elected as Leader of Upcountry People's Front". Tamil Diplomat. 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ Kithsiri, Piyal (20 March 2013). "Nearly 3,000 estate workers denied EPF and ETF". Ceylon Today. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Tamil Progressive Alliance elects working committee". Eye Sri Lanka. 5 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Results of Provincial Council Elections 2004" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-07.
  7. ^ a b "Preferences Badulla" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-10.
  8. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, No. 1 OF 1981 Notice Under Section 24(1) GENERAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1643/07. 2 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Parliamentary General Election - 2010 Badulla District". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2010-04-14.
  10. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, No. 1 OF 1981" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1928/03. 19 August 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Ranil tops with over 500,000 votes in Colombo". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Preferential Votes". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015.
  13. ^ "PM Ranil receives highest Preferential votes with 500,566". hirunews.lk. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Preferential votes- General Election 2015". adaderana.lk. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  15. ^ Jayakody, Pradeep (28 August 2015). "The Comparison of Preferential Votes in 2015 & 2010". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka).