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Tamil National People's Front

Tamil National People's Front
President Sinnadurai Varatharaja
Secretary-General S. Kajendren
Founder Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
Vice President R. E. Anandaraja
Rajakon Hariharan
Visvalingam Manivannan
Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
P. Sithamparanathan
Founded February 28, 2010 (2010-02-28)
Split from Tamil National Alliance
Headquarters 43, 3rd Cross Street, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Ideology Tamil Nationalism
Politics of Sri Lanka
Political parties

The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) is a Sri Lankan political alliance which represents the Sri Lankan Tamil ethnic minority in the country. It was launched on 28 February 2010 as breakaway faction of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).[1] Its main constituent is the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and it also includes former TNA Jaffna district MPs Selvarajah Kajendren and Pathmini Sithamparanathan.[2]

2010 Parliamentary General Election

In the 8 April 2010 parliamentary election in which the United People's Freedom Alliance alliance led by President Rajapaksa retained power, the Tamil National People's Front led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam won 0.09% of the popular vote and no seats in the Sri Lankan parliament.

Votes and seats won by TNPF by electoral district

Votes % Seats Turnout TNPF MPs
Jaffna 6,362 4.28% 0 23.33%
Trincomalee 1,182 0.85% 0 62.20%
Total 7,544 0.09% 0 61.26%


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