T. Thirunavukarasu

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T. Thirunavukarasu

தா. திருநாவுக்கரசு
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Vaddukoddai
In office
Preceded byA. Thiagarajah
Succeeded byNeelan Tiruchelvam
Personal details
Born(1933-09-01)1 September 1933
Died1 August 1982(1982-08-01) (aged 48)
Political partyAll Ceylon Tamil Congress
Other political
Tamil United Liberation Front
EthnicitySri Lankan Tamil

Thamodarampillai Thirunavukarasu (Tamil: தாமோதரம்பிள்ளை திருநாவுக்கரசு; 1 September 1933 – 1 August 1982) was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Thirunavukarasu was born on 1 September 1933.[1] He was from Vaddukoddai in northern Ceylon.[2]


Thirunavukarasu stood as the All Ceylon Tamil Congress's (ACTC) candidate in Kankesanthurai at the 1970 parliamentary election but was defeated by the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (Federal Party) candidate S. J. V. Chelvanayakam.[3]

On 14 May 1972 the ACTC, ITAK, Ceylon Workers' Congress, Eelath Thamilar Otrumai Munnani and All Ceylon Tamil Conference formed the Tamil United Front, later renamed Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).[4][5][6][7] Thirunavukarasu became the TUF's joint treasurer.[2] Thirunavukarasu contested the 1977 parliamentary election as the Tamil United Liberation Front's candidate in Vaddukoddai. He won the election and entered Parliament.[8]

Thirunavukarasu died of a heart attack on 1 August 1982.[2][9]


  1. ^ "Directory of Past Members: Thirunavukarasu, Thamodarampillai". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ a b c Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 231.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09.
  4. ^ Ross, Russell R.; Savada, Andrea Matles, eds. (1990). Sri Lanka : A Country Study (PDF). Library of Congress. p. 51.
  5. ^ Chattopadhyaya, Haraprasad (1994). Ethnic Unrest in Modern Sri Lanka: An Account of Tamil-Sinhalese Race Relations. M. D. Publications. p. 33. ISBN 81-85880-52-2.
  6. ^ Amarasinghe, Samanga (2011). Independence to Referendum. Lulu Enterprises. p. 188. ISBN 978-1-105-01908-1.
  7. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 23: Srimavo's constitutional promiscuity". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story.
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17.
  9. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 28: Prelude to eruption". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story.