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Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru
(died February 7, 2005) was a founder member of the pro-LTTE NESHOR and he was also a former Member of Parliament of the pro LTTE Tamil National Alliance
The Tamil National Alliance is a powerful minority Sri Lankan Tamil political alliance in Sri Lanka. It was formed as an amalgamation of moderate Tamil parties as well as number of former rebel groups...
in the Sri Lankan Parliament elected from Amparai
Ampara Electoral District is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka. The district is conterminous with the administrative district of Ampara in the Eastern province...
in Eastern Sri Lanka. His father Ariyanayagam was also a member of the Sri Lankan parliament in 1960 from Amparai.
He was killed along with E. Kousalyan, political head of Batticaloa-Amparai district of the (LTTE) in an ambush Polonnaruwa near Batticaloa. The LTTE alleged that the killings were done by the Karuna group. A Sri Lankan army spokesman condemned the incident. According to the government press release
- Sri Lankan civil war
The Sri Lankan Civil War was a conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka. Beginning on July 23, 1983, there was an on-and-off insurgency against the government by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , a separatist militant organization which fought to create an independent Tamil state named Tamil...
- Human Rights in Sri Lanka
Major human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as the United States Department of State and the European Union, have expressed concern about the state of human rights in Sri Lanka. Both the government of Sri Lanka and the separatist Liberation Tigers of...
- Notable assassinations of the Sri Lankan Civil War