C. Chandrakanthan

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C. Chandrakanthan
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for National List
In office
Preceded by Joseph Pararajasingam
Personal details
Born (1970-04-12) 12 April 1970 (age 46)
Political party Tamil National Alliance
Occupation Marine Officer
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Chandranehru Chandrakanthan (Tamil: சந்திரநேரு சந்திரகாந்தன்; born 12 April 1970) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.

Early life and family[edit]

Chandrakanthan was born on 12 April 1970.[1] He is the son of assassinated Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP A. Chandranehru.[2]


Chandrakanthan was appointed as a TNA National List MP in the Sri Lankan Parliament in September 2006, replacing Joseph Pararajasingam who had been assassinated in December 2005.[2][3] He contested the 2010 parliamentary election as one of the TNA's candidates in Ampara District but failed to get elected after coming second amongst the TNA candidates.[4]