|Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament|
for Batticaloa District
|Preceded by||Kingsley Rasanayagam|
|Born||1 February 1955|
|Political party||Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi|
|Tamil National Alliance|
|Ethnicity||Sri Lankan Tamil|
Ariyanethiran was born on 1 February 1955.
Ariyanethiran was trustee of Kokkatticholai Sivan Temple and editor of Thamil Alai (Tamil wave), a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam newspaper. He was selected by the Tamil Tigers as one of the Tamil National Alliance's (TNA) candidates in Batticaloa District at the 2004 parliamentary election but failed to get elected after coming fifth amongst the TNA candidates. However, Ariyanethiran entered Parliament in May 2004 following the resignation of Kingsley Rasanayagam. It has been alleged that the Tamil Tigers abducted and forced Rasanayagam to resign to make way for Ariyanethiran.
|2004 parliamentary||Batticaloa District||TNA||35,377||Not elected|
|2010 parliamentary||Batticaloa District||TNA||16,504||Elected|
|2015 parliamentary||Batticaloa District||TNA||Not elected|
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