N. Kumaraguruparan

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Honourable
N. Kumaraguruparan
MPC MMC
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Member of the Western Provincial Council for Colombo District
In office
2009–2014
Member of Colombo Municipal Council
In office
2006–2009
Personal details
Political party Democratic National Front
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
Occupation Accountant
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Adawan Akash Nalliah Kumaraguruparan (Tamil: நல்லையா குமரகுருபரன்; Sinhalese: නල්ලය්යා කුමරගුරුපරන්) is a Sri Lankan Tamil accountant, politician and former provincial councillor. He is leader of the Democratic National Front.[1]

Career[edit]

Kumaraguruparan was one of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress's (ACTC) candidates in Jaffna District at the 1989 parliamentary election but the ACTC failed to win any seats in Parliament.[2][3] He contested the 1994 parliamentary election as part of an independent group in Colombo District but the group failed to win any seats in Parliament.[4][5]

Kumaraguruparan was elected general-secretary of the ACTC in January 2000.[6] He was later senior deputy president of the party.[7]

Kumaraguruparan joined the Western People's Front (WPF) in May 2004.[8] He contested the 2004 provincial election as one of the WPF's candidates in Colombo District but failed to get elected after coming third amongst the WPF candidates.[9] He contested the 2006 local government election as a WPF candidate and was elected to Colombo Municipal Council.[10] Kumaraguruparan served as general-secretary of the WPF.[11]

Kumaraguruparan contested the 2009 provincial council election as one of the United National Front's (UNF) candidates in Colombo District and was elected to the Western Provincial Council.[12] He contested the 2010 parliamentary election as one of the UNF's candidates in Colombo District but failed to get elected after coming tenth amongst the UNF candidates.[13] He contested the 2014 provincial election as one of the Democratic People's Front's (DPF) candidates in Colombo District but failed to get re-elected.[14][15] Shortly afterwards Kumaraguruparan fell out with the DPF leadership and was expelled from the party.[16][17]

Kumaraguruparan then founded a party called Democratic National Front.[18] He contested the 2015 parliamentary election as one of the United People's Freedom Alliance's (UPFA) candidates in Colombo District but failed to get elected after coming 19th amongst the UPFA candidates.[19][20][21][22]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of N. Kumaraguruparan
Election Constituency Party Votes Result
1989 parliamentary[3] Jaffna District ACTC 538 Not elected
1994 parliamentary Colombo District Ind Not elected
2004 provincial[9] Colombo District WPF 1,940 Not elected
2006 local Colombo MC WPF Elected
2009 provincial[12] Colombo District UNF 30,373 Elected
2010 parliamentary[13] Colombo District UNF 34,205 Not elected
2014 provincial Colombo District DPF Not elected
2015 parliamentary[22] Colombo District UPFA 5,128 Not elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidency Is Not A Key Issue For Tamils". The Sunday Leader. 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1989" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ a b de Silva, W. P. P.; Ferdinando, T. C. L. 9th Parliament of Sri Lanka (PDF). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. p. 183. 
  4. ^ "Tamil Independent Groups Election Manifesto" (PDF). Tamil Times. XIII (8): 19–20. 15 August 1994. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  5. ^ "Result of parliamentary general election 1994" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  6. ^ Peiris, Roshan (30 January 2000). "New ACTC leader says no compromise on Tamil issue". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  7. ^ "LTTE will not go for talks with government : TNA MP". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 6 January 2004. 
  8. ^ "Dr. Kumaraguruparan joins WPF". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 4 May 2004. 
  9. ^ a b "Results of Provincial Council Elections 2004" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  10. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notice under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 262) Notice under Section 66 (2)" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1447/36. 2 June 2006. 
  11. ^ "The rise (or fall?) of Mano Ganesan". The Island (Sri Lanka). 1 February 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Preferences Colombo" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  13. ^ a b "Parliamentary General Election - 2010 Kandy Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  14. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) ó GENERAL Government Notifications PROVINCIAL COUNCILS ELECTIONS ACT, No. 2 OF 1988 Notice under Section 22(1) ELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR THE WESTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT OF COLOMBO" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1849/01. 10 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) ó GENERAL Government Notifications PROVINCIAL COUNCILS ELECTIONS ACT, No. 2 OF 1988 Western Province Provincial Council" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1856/09. 1 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Mano Ganesan is a fascist leader - Kumaraguruparan". adaderana.lk. 9 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Nalliah expelled after exposing Mano". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 13 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Satyapalan, Franklin R. (29 October 2014). "DNF leader protests against arrest of man with UN war crimes complaint forms". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  19. ^ "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. 1923/03. 13 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Ranil tops with over 500,000 votes in Colombo". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Preferential Votes". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Preferential Votes" (PDF). srilankanelections.com.