G. Krishnapillai

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G. Krishnapillai
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Batticaloa District
In office
Member of the Eastern Provincial Council for Batticaloa District
Assumed office
Personal details
Political party Tamil United Liberation Front
Other political
Tamil National Alliance
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Gnanamuttu Krishnapillai (alias Vellimalai) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician, provincial councillor and former Member of Sri Lankan Parliament.

Krishnapillai contested the 2001 parliamentary election as one of the Tamil National Alliance's candidates in Batticaloa District and was elected to Parliament.[1] He contested the 2012 provincial council election as one of the TNA's candidates in Batticaloa District and was elected to the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC).[2] A few days after the election some TNA councillors including Krishnapillai were threatened and coerced into joining the United People's Freedom Alliance but none of them gave into the threats.[3] Krishnapillai and the other newly elected TNA provincial councillors took their oaths on 28 September 2012 in front of TNA leader and Member of Parliament R. Sampanthan.[4]


  1. ^ "General Election 2001 Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (14 September 2012). "Military Intelligence Operatives 'Pressure' TNA Eastern Councillors Into Supporting UPFA Administration". dbsjeyaraj.com. 
  4. ^ "Eastern Province Chief Minister assumes duties". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 30 September 2012.