S. P. Vythilingam

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S. P. Vythilingam
Member of Parliament
for Appointed member
In office
1952–1956
State Council of Ceylon
In office
1931–1946
Personal details
Born
Sidambarampillai P. Vythilingam

(1903-04-02)2 April 1903
NationalityCeylonese
Political partyIndependent
OccupationTea planter, politician

Sidambarampillai P. Vythilingam (2 April 1903 - ?) was a Ceylonese politician.[1]

In 1931 Vythilingam was elected to the 1st State Council of Ceylon, representing Talawakelle.[2][3]

At the 1936 State Council elections Vythilingam was re-elected, as the representative for Talawakelle, unopposed to the 2nd State Council of Ceylon.[2][4]

In 1952 Vythilingam was appointed, by Governor-General Viscount Soulbury on the recommendation of Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, to the second parliament to represent the Ceylonese Indians.[5] Vythilingam was a long-standing hill country Tamil loyalist of the United National Party.[6] His appointment was strongly opposed by the Ceylon Indian Congress who believed that the Congress was more representative of the Indian community in Ceylon than a single individual.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Vytalingam, Sidambarampillai, M.P." Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Response of the British Government towards issues relating to South Indian labour in Sri Lanka (1931-1948)" (PDF). p. 110. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. (29 September 2001). Chapter 7: State Councils - elections and boycotts. Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. Asia Times. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. (29 September 2001). "Chapter 8: Pan Sinhalese board of ministers – A Sinhalese ploy". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. Asia Times. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. (29 September 2001). "Chapter 14: Post-colonial realignment of political forces". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. Asia Times. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  6. ^ Wilson, A. Jeyaratnam (1994). S.J.V. Chelvanayakam and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism, 1947-1977: A Political Biography. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers. p. 92. ISBN 9781850651307.
  7. ^ "Indian Congress protest". The Hindu. 5 June 1952. Retrieved 10 July 2018.