M. Canagaratnam

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M. Canagaratnam
Member of Parliament
for Pottuvil
In office
Succeeded byRanganayaki Pathmanathan
Personal details
Born(1924-04-15)15 April 1924
Died20 April 1980(1980-04-20) (aged 56)
Political partyUnited National Party
EthnicitySri Lankan Tamil

Mylvaganam Canagaratnam (15 April 1924 – 20 April 1980) was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.[1]

Canagaratnam stood as the Tamil United Liberation Front's candidate for Pottuvil at the 1977 parliamentary election. He came second and entered Parliament as the second member for Pottuvil.[2] In December 1977, he defected to the United National Party-led government and was rewarded by being appointed District Minister for Batticaloa.[3][4]

Canagaratnam was shot outside his home in Kollupitiya, Colombo on 24 January 1978.[5] The attack was blamed on V. Prabhakaran and Uma Maheswaran of the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[4][6] He died of his injuries on 20 April 1980.[3][5]


  1. ^ "Canagaratnam, Mylvaganam". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Appapillai Amirthalingam V. Piyasekera, M. A. Commissioner of Elections and Others". LawNet. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 25: War or peace?". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. Archived from the original on 16 April 2002.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ a b Sri Kantha, Sachi (6 April 2009). "Kasi Ananthan at 70". Ilankai Tamil Sangam.
  6. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 27: Horsewhip Amirthalingham". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. Archived from the original on 22 June 2002.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)