|Minister of Post and Information|
19 June 1952 – 12 July 1952
|Member of the State Council of Ceylon
1943 – 20 September 1947
|Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
20 September 1947 – 10 April 1956
|Succeeded by||Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar|
|Born||9 October 1909|
United National Party
All Ceylon Tamil Congress
Vallipuram Nalliah was a Ceylon Tamil teacher, politician, Member of Parliament and government minister.
Early life and family
Nalliah married Thangaratnam, daughter of Muttiah.
Nalliah contested the 1947 parliamentary election as an independent candidate in Kalkudah. He won the election and entered Parliament. He joined the United National Party led government and was rewarded by being made Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Local Government. He was re-elected at the 1952 parliamentary election as a UNP candidate. He was briefly Minister of Post and Information in the new government.
Nalliah stood for re-election as an independent candidate at the 1956 parliamentary election but was defeated by A. H. Macan Markar. He was also unsuccessful at the March 1960 parliamentary election. He was the All Ceylon Tamil Congress' candidate in Kalkudah at the 1965 parliamentary election but was again defeated.
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- "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
- "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
- "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.