R. Yogarajan

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Hon.
R. Yogarajan
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Colombo District
In office
1994–2000
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for National List
In office
2001–2004
Preceded by K. Marimuttu
In office
2010–2015
Member of the Western Provincial Council
In office
1993–1994
Personal details
Born (1950-06-13) 13 June 1950 (age 68)
Political party United National Party
Other political
affiliations
United National Front for Good Governance
Occupation Engineer
Ethnicity Indian Tamil

Ramaiah Yogarajan (born 13 June 1950) is a Sri Lankan engineer, politician and former Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Yogarajan was born on 13 June 1950.[1]

Career[edit]

Yogarajan was a member of the Western Provincial Council from 1993 to 1994.[1][2] He contested the 1994 parliamentary election as one of the United National Party (UNP)'s candidates in Colombo District but failed to get elected.[3] However, he entered Parliament following the assassination of Ossie Abeygunasekera and Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi in October 1994.[3][4] He contested the 2000 parliamentary election as one of the UNP's candidates in Colombo District but again failed to get elected.[5] However, in July 2001 People's Alliance National List MP K. Marimuttu resigned to take up a diplomatic position and Yogarajan replaced him in Parliament.[5][6]

Yogarajan contested the 2001 parliamentary election as one of the United National Front (UNF)'s candidates in Colombo District but again failed to get elected.[6] However, after the election he was appointed National List MP by the UNF.[6][7] He contested the 2004 parliamentary election as one of the UNF's candidates in Colombo District but failed to get elected after coming twelfth amongst the UNF candidates.[8]

Yogarajan, who was the Ceylon Workers' Congress' national organizer, resigned from the party on 30 December 2009 to support common opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka at the presidential election and joined the UNP.[9][10] After the 2010 parliamentary election he was appointed National List MP by the UNF.[11][12]

Yogarajan was one of the United National Front for Good Governance's candidates in Nuwara Eliya District at the 2015 parliamentary election but failed to get re-elected after coming 11th amongst the UNFGG candidates.[13][14]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of R. Yogarajan
Election Constituency Party Votes Result
1993 provincial Elected
1994 parliamentary Colombo District UNP Not elected
2000 parliamentary Colombo District UNP Not elected
2001 parliamentary Colombo District UNF Not elected
2004 parliamentary[8] Colombo District UNF 39,321 Not elected
2015 parliamentary[13] Nuwara Eliya District UNFGG 17,225 Not elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory of Members: R. Yogarajan". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ "Members of the Second Council". Western Provincial Council.
  3. ^ a b "The question of the Tamil vote". The Island (Sri Lanka). 3 January 2010.
  4. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (23 April 2010). "Decline of Tamil representation outside the North and East". dbsjeyaraj.com.
  5. ^ a b "CWC National List MP resigns". The Island (Sri Lanka). 13 July 2001.
  6. ^ a b c Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (16 December 2001). "Up-Country Tamils: Unrealised potential". The Sunday Leader.
  7. ^ "National List MPs". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 12 December 2001.
  8. ^ a b "General Election 2004 Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-04.
  9. ^ "Yogarajan, Satchithananthan join the UNP to support Fonseka". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 30 December 2009.
  10. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (31 December 2009). "Two CWC top guns join UNP". The Island (Sri Lanka).
  11. ^ "National list MPs nominated: UPFA-17, UNP-09, DNA-02, and ITAK-01". TamilNet. 21 April 2010.
  12. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, No. 1 OF 1981" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1650/19. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Ranil tops with over 500,000 votes in Colombo". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Preferential Votes". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015.