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Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

Honourable
Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
MP
Leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Jaffna District
In office
2001–2010
Personal details
Born (1974-01-16) January 16, 1974 (age 40)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party All Ceylon Tamil Congress
Other political
affiliations
Tamil National People's Front
Residence "GITANJALI" 15, Queen's Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Alma mater University of London,
Royal College, Colombo
Profession Attorney-at-Law
Religion Hindu

Gajendrakumar Gangaser Ponnambalam, is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician, former Member of Parliament and lawyer. He is the current leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress, a member of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF).[1]

Gajendrakumar hails from a prominent Sri Lankan Tamil family - he is the son of Kumar Ponnambalam and grandson of G. G. Ponnambalam

Gajendrakumar represented the Jaffna multi-member electoral district for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Sri Lankan Parliament between December 2001 and February 2010.

In 2010 Gajendrakumar left the TNA, taking the ACTC with him. He subsequently formed the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) with other dissident members of the TNA. He stood as one of the TNPF candidates in Jaffna District in the 2010 parliamentary election. The TNPF failed to win any seats in Parliament.[2]

Gajendrakumar received his education at Royal College, Colombo and the Colombo International School. He read Law at the University of London graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1995 and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997. Upon return to Sri Lanka, he qualified as an Attorney-at-Law and was called to the Bar of Sri Lanka in 1999.

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