Tamara Ilangaratne

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Hon.
Tamara Kumari Ilangaratne
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Kandy
In office
1949–1952
Preceded by T. B. Ilangaratne
Succeeded by E. L. Senanayake
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Galagedara
In office
1970–1977
Preceded by W. M. G. T. Banda
Succeeded by W. M. G. T. Banda
Personal details
Born Tamara Kumari Aludeniya
(1925-03-15)15 March 1925
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Spouse(s) T. B. Ilangaratne
Children Sandhya, Rohana, Upeksha, Udaya
Occupation politician

Tamara Kumari Ilangaratne (née Aludeniya) (born 15 March 1925) was a Ceylonese politician.[1] She was the third female member to be elected to parliament in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).[2]

She was elected as the independent representative for Kandy in parliamentary by-election held on 18 June 1949, where she polled 10,062 votes (50.75% of the total vote).[3] At the 2nd parliamentary elections in 1952, she failed to retain her seat, losing to the United National Party (UNP) candidate, E. L. Senanayake who received 11,349 votes (58.45%) as opposed to Ilangaratne's 7,644 votes (39.37%).[4]

In 1965 Ilangaratne contested the seat of Galagedara at the 6th parliamentary elections, representing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. She was narrowly beaten by the UNP candidate, W. M. G. T. Banda, by 574 votes. She was however successful at the subsequent parliamentary elections in 1970 defeating W. M. G. T. Banda, by 2,560 votes (securing 55% of the total vote).[5] At the 1977 parliamentary elections she lost the seat to W. M. G. T. Banda, by 5,873 votes.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Ilangaratne, Tamara Kumari, M.P." Directory of Past Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Lady Members". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 26 November 2010. Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Results of By-Elections subsequent to Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 August 2017.