S. M. Subbaiah

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Sangaralingam Muniandi Pillai Subbaiah

Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Badulla
In office
1947–1952
Preceded byseat created
Succeeded byJ. C. T. Kotelawala
Personal details
Born(1912-10-19)19 October 1912
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyCeylon Indian Congress
Professiontrade unionist, politician

Sangaralingam Muniandi Pillai Subbaiah (19 October 1912 – ?) was a Ceylonese politician, trade unionist and Tamil activist.[1][2]

Subbaiah was elected to parliament at the 1st parliamentary election held between 23 August 1947 and 20 September 1947, representing the Ceylon Indian Congress, as the first member for the Badulla electorate. Subbaiah received 27,121 votes (50% of the total vote), which was 10,467 votes more than the Lanka Sama Samaja Party candidate, J. C. T. Kotelawala.[3][4] The Badulla electoral district was one of five multi-member constituencies, with two members, the others were Ambalangoda-Balapitiya, Balangoda, Colombo Central and Kadugannawa.[4][5]

Subbaiah was one of seven Ceylon India Congress candidates who were elected to that first parliament.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Subbiah, Sangaralingam Muniandi Pillai, M.P." Directory of Past Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ Peebles, Patrick (2015). Historical Dictionary of Sri Lanka. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 157. ISBN 9781442255852.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b "University of Ceylon Review". 6–8. University of Ceylon. 1948: 193.
  5. ^ Gaveshaka (19 August 2007). "First parliamentary elections". Sunday Times. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  6. ^ de Silva, Lakshmi (2 June 2009). "Indian Tamils and Prabakaran's Eelam: Seeking Tamil Nadu's refuge after its betrayal". Daily News. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  7. ^ Sabaratnam, T. (1990). Out of Bondage: A Biography. Sri Lanka Indian Community Council. p. 35.