ITAK submits candidates’ list to contest Trincomalee district

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 10:52 GMT]
The president of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchchi (ITAK), R.Sampanthan, Wednesday morning handed over the list of candidates fielding in the forthcoming general election to the Trincomalee District Returning Officer at Trincomalee district secretariat. Mr. Sampanthan, who was a Member of Parliament for Trincomalee district in the dissolved parliament has been named as the Chief Candidate in the list. However another ex-parliamentarian K.Thurairetnasingham who is a resident of Moothoor east did not contest this election due to personal reason. Instead three candidates from Moothoor east are included in the list.

In the 2004 general election the I.T.A.K. polled highest number of votes in the Trincomalee district. R.Sampanthan polled highest number of preferential votes under the PR system got elected. Mr.Thurairatnasingham polled second highest preferential votes in the list and was elected to the bonus seat, allocated to a party that polled highest votes in the district

The names of the candidates in the list follow:-

  1. R.Sampanthan
  2. S.Mathialagan
  3. K.A.Nadesapillai
  4. K.Nageswaran
  5. K.Thiruchelvam
  6. K.Selvarajah
  7. S.Neminathan

 

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