S. J. V. Chelvanayakam

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S. J. V. Chelvanayakam

Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front
In office
1972–1977
Succeeded byAppapillai Amirthalingam
Leader of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi
In office
1949–1972
Deputy Leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress
In office
1944–1949
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kankesanthurai
In office
1947–1952
Succeeded bySubaiya Nadesan, UNP
In office
1956–1977
Preceded bySubaiya Nadesan, UNP
Personal details
Born(1898-03-31)March 31, 1898
Ipoh, Malaya
DiedApril 26, 1977(1977-04-26) (aged 79)
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Political partyTamil United Liberation Front
Other political
affiliations
Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi
Spouse(s)Emily Grace Barr Chelvanayakam
Alma materUnion College
St. John's College
St. Thomas College
University of London
Ceylon Law College
ProfessionLawyer

Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam (also spelled Chelvanayagam, 31 March 1898 - 26 April 1977, Tamil: சாமுவேல் ஜேம்ஸ் வேலுப்பிள்ளை செல்வநாயகம் was a Ceylonese lawyer and politician. He was Tamil. He was a Member of Parliament and was a political leader of the Sri Lankan Tamil community for more than two decades. His son Chandrahasan followed his fathers footstep by becoming a public servant in Tamil Nadu.