Tamil National People's Front

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Tamil National People's Front
தமிழ் தேசியத்திற்கான மக்கள் முன்னணி
ද්‍රවිඩ ජාතික ජනතා පෙරමුණ
President Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
Secretary-General S. Kajendren
Vice President R. E. Anandaraja
Rajakon Hariharan
Visvalingam Manivannan
Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
P. Sithamparanathan
Founder Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
Founded February 28, 2010 (2010-02-28)
Split from Tamil National Alliance
Headquarters 43, 3rd Cross Street, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Ideology Tamil Nationalism

The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) is a Sri Lankan political alliance which represents the Sri Lankan Tamil ethnic minority in the country. It was launched on 28 February 2010 as breakaway faction of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).[1] Its main constituent is the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and it also includes former TNA Jaffna district MPs Selvarajah Kajendren and Pathmini Sithamparanathan.[2]

2010 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

In the 8 April 2010 parliamentary election in which the United People's Freedom Alliance alliance led by President Rajapaksa retained power, the Tamil National People's Front led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam won 0.09% of the popular vote and no seats in the Sri Lankan parliament.

Votes and seats won by TNPF by electoral district

Votes % Seats Turnout TNPF MPs
Jaffna 6,362 4.28% 0 23.33%
Trincomalee 1,182 0.85% 0 62.20%
Total 7,544 0.09% 0 61.26%
Source:"Parliamentary General Election – 2010". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 


  1. ^ "Tamil National Peoples Front launched in Jaffna". TamilNet. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ . TamilNet. 24 February 2011 http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33589. Retrieved 6 May 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)