Sivanesadurai Chandrakanthan, TMVP
Former National Coordinator and Eastern Provincial Councillor Edwin Silva Krishnanantharaja, K.
Although opposition parties alleged widespread vote-rigging, the government's United People's Freedom Alliance in a coalition with the TMVP
secured the majority in the new Provincial Council, and TMVP
leader Sivanesethurai Chandrakanthan ("Pillaiyan") was sworn in by President Rajapaksa as Chief Minister.
, led by ex-rebel commander Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, better known as Col.
Rizvi made this order when the President TMVP
party and Eastern Provincial Councillor Sivanesadurai Chandrakanthan, former National Coordinator TMVP
party and Eastern Provincial Councillor Edwin Silwa Krishnanantharaja, K.
Its efforts, in partnership with the UN, to track and demobilize the child soldiers associated with the LTTE and TMVP
resulted in the release of nearly all child soldiers by the end of 2009.
Pillayan was part of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP
) at the time Pararajasingham was killed.
had split from the LTTE and fought against the LTTE but an internal rift in the TMVP
say Pilayan and Karuna go their separate ways and in 2007 Pillayan was made leader of the TMVP
Dec 25,2005 - Joseph Pararajasingham, List MP was shot and killed ((TMVP
Also the TMVP
had three and three six candidates and also they had preferential votes for everybody.
Despite some doubts, the UPFA partner TMVP
secured the most number of seats, although falling well short of a majority.
In the last election, the TMVP
obtained 3 sets in the Batticaloa district and he predicted that they will easily win 5 seats in this election.
Members of groups such as the EPDP, EPRLF, PLOTE and TMVP
had carried arms for self-protection against LTTE attacks.