S. J. V. Chelvanayakam

Ezha Thanthai Selva Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam ( born March 31, 1898 in Ipoh, Malaysia; † 27 April 1977) was a Tamil politician from Sri Lanka. He is considered one of the main leaders of the Tamils ​​in Sri Lanka.

Chelvanayakam was born in Malaysia. From the age of four years, but he lived in Sri Lanka ( the former Ceylon). He studied at Union College of Tellippalai and at St. Thomas ' College. At the age of 19, he earned a bachelor 's degree.

Chelvanayakam was the All Ceylon Tamil Congress ( party ) during the pursuit of independence from British colonial rule as its Deputy Chairman. Ins Parliament of Sri Lanka, he was elected in 1947.

Chelvanayakam was a great role model for many Tamils ​​in Sri Lanka, he was known as " Thanthai Chelva " or " father Chelva ". He has also been compared frequently because of his non-violence Mahatma Gandhi. By the end of his life set to achieve its political objectives only peaceful means. Chelvanayakams political biography was published in 1994 by his son, the political science professor A. Jeyaratnam Wilson.

  • Member of Parliament (Sri Lanka)
  • Tamil
  • Born in 1898
  • Died in 1977
  • Man