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Tamils Worldwide United to Elect Members of Parliament for Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

" Signifying unity not seen before and effectively strengthening Diaspora’s role "

TORONTO, CANADA, October 23, 2013 / --

" 2nd Parliamentary Term Begins for Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) "

After completing the first term in office, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’s (TGTE) Prime Minister Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, dissolved the Parliament on October 1, 2013.

The TGTE Election Commission then took over the responsibility to hold elections for the 2nd term of the TGTE Parliament. The Chief Election Commissioner Mrs. S. Sridas along with her other Commissioners around the world started to organize the elections.

Nominations were accepted by respective Country Election Commissions to elect 112 Members of Parliament (MPs). Countries where the nominations were filed are: Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway and New Zealand.

Even though arrangements were made to conduct elections in all these countries, timely withdrawal of groups who were unwilling to go along with TGTE agenda in the past, have resulted in all the candidates elected unopposed.

This heralds a remarkable welcome development in the Tamil Diaspora. Signifying unity not seen before and effectively strengthening the Diaspora’s role for the freedom of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka.

With this elections, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) begins its 2nd Parliamentary Term.

The following is the list of Candidates who have been elected as Members of Parliament (MP) for the second term of the TGTE Parliament.

1)Joseph Ponrajah Antony. ----- 14)Selvarajah Ayathurai
2)Eelaventhan M.K. ----- 15)Thuraiappah Ramachandran
3)Nimal Vinayagamoorthy. ----- 16)Nanthakumar (Nanthan) Maharajah
4)Ravinthiran Tharmalingam. ----- 17)Sivananthan Muthuckumaru
5)Henry Kirupairajah. ----- 18)Thanusan Rasiah
6)Srisangar(Shean)Sinnarajah. ----- 19)Navaneshan Murugandy
7)Suren Mahendran. ----- 20)Yogendran Vaiseegamagapathy
8)Shanthini Sivaraman. ----- 21)Ratna (Shanthan) Muthukumarasamy
9)Srinarayanadas Navaratnam. ----- 22)Eric Xavier
10)Ramanan Kumarasamy. ----- 23)Mark Mokanasingham
11)Selvajothy Ravindran. ----- 24)Priya Ajay
12)Vimalarajah Kulasingam. ----- 25)Kosaladevy Sivananthan
13)Marearasa Mariampillai. --

1)Mohan Thiagarajah. ----- 11)Thamotharampillai Murugadas
2)Ruthrapathy Sekar. ----- 12)Arun V.Gobith
3)Ambalawanar Ahilawanar. ----- 13)Balambihai Murugadas
4)Thillai Nadarajah. ----- 14)Karthika Vigneswaran
5)Vannyasingam Gunaseelan. ----- 15)Lavaniya Balasingham
6)Kanthappu Arumugam. ----- 16)Thirukumaran Irasalingam
7)Manivannan Pathmanabhan. ----- 17)Appathurai Vairavamoorthy
8)Sockalingam Yogalingam. ----- 18)Nimalan Seevaratnam
9)Vasuki Muruhathas. ----- 19)Thevarajah Neethirajah
10)Arunasalam Rajalingam. ----- 20)Vadivelu Surendran

1)Victor Sinna Rajalingam. ----- 6)Dr. Mrs. Sarveswarydevi Thevarajah
2)Jay Kanagaratnam Jayanthan. ----- 7)Surenthra Thurairatnam
3)Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran. ----- 8)Dr. Thavendra Ambalvanar Rajah
4)Ranjan Manoranjan. ----- 9)Chandrasegaram Kandiah
5)Jeyakumar Aiyathurai. ----- 10)Shan Sundaram

1)Dharshan Gunasingam. ----- 6)Uthayakumari Singarasa
2)Kanagasabapathy Sresutharsan. ----- 7)Sabesan Sanmugam
3)Suppiah Skandakumar. ----- 8)Dominic Santhiapillai
4)Paskarajothy Kandasamy. ----- 9)Kanagandram Manicka Vasagar
5)Dr. Mrs. Apiramy Visuvanathan. --

1)Nadarajah Pathmanathan. ----- 6)Suppiah Loganathan
2)Sinnaiah Rimann Loganathan. ----- 7)Velauthapillai Raveendranath
3)Kandiah Subramaniam. ----- 8)Ampalam Nemynathan
4)Sebastian Thaninayagam. ----- 9)Harold Ratnakumaran
5)Subramaniam Paramananthan. ----- 10)Selvavinayagam Manimaran

1)Kanagasuntharam Kajanthan. ----- 6)Murugiah Suginthan
2)Arulanandam Deivendran. ----- 7)Selvarajah Jeyam
3)Sathasivam Jegaseelan. ----- 8)Rajanidevi Sinnathamby
4)Rajathurai Senthilkumaran. ----- 9)Mohanarajah
5)Markandu Devarajah. --

1)Eliathamby Logeswaran

1)Kalaialgan Karthigesu
2)Sutharsan Sivagurunathan
3)Mahinthan Sivasubramaniam
4)Kamalenthira Balachandran
5)Saverimuthu Constin
6)Balachandran Nagalingam
7)Jeyachandran Kanthasamy
8)Joseph Jacobpillai S Michel Collins
9)Logarasa Parthiban

1)Anandam Charles
2)Anisan Kulasingam

1)Sayandra Shan
2)Thomas Aloysius

1)Arumugam Thevarajan
2)Anne Uma George


Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a new political concept, formed after the mass killing of Tamils in the final months of the war in 2009.

It is a new political formation based on the principles of nationhood, homeland and self-determination. The raison d’etre for the TGTE is lack of political space inside the island of Sri Lanka for the Tamils to articulate and realize their political aspirations fully due to Constitutional impediments, racist political environment and military strangulation; and the coordination of diaspora political activities based on democratic principles and the rule of law.

TGTE held internationally supervised elections in 12 countries. These elections were held to ensure that core believe of democracy be upheld within the TGTE and to demonstrate TGTE's belief and reliance upon democratic ideals. TGTE has a bicameral legislature and a Cabinet. Although an elected body, TGTE does not claim to be a government in exile. The Constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realize its political objective only through peaceful means. The TGTE next elections will be held on October 26, 2013.

The TGTE promulgated a Freedom Charter on May 18, 2013 incorporating “Freedom Demands” of the Tamils across the globe.

Presently, in addition to the campaign for an international investigation, the TGTE is also campaigning for an International Protection Mechanism and the release of documents pertaining to Tamils prepared by the Office of the Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.

TGTE believes that the referendum among the Tamils inside the island of Sri Lanka and the Tamil diaspora will contribute to the political resolution of the Tamil national conflict.

So far, the human cost has reached 100,000 as it grows. There are also 90,000 Tamil war widows. The Tamil women, especially female bread winners are subject to sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces.

Mrs. S. Sridas
Chief Election Commissioner (TGTE)
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