Thurairetnasingam is a former Divisional Director of Education.[1]

Thurairetnasingam was one of the Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) candidates in Trincomalee District at the 2001 parliamentary election but failed to get elected after coming second amongst the TNA candidates.[2] However, in June 2002 he entered Parliament when he was appointed as a National List Member of Parliament for the TNA, replacing M. Sivasithamparam who had died on 5 June 2002.[2] He was one of the TNA’s candidates in Trincomalee District at the 2004 parliamentary election. He was elected and re-entered Parliament.[3] Thurairetnasingam did not contest the 2010 parliamentary election for personal reasons.[4]

Thurairetnasingam was one of the TNA’s candidates in Trincomalee District at the 2015 parliamentary election but failed to get elected after coming second amongst the TNA candidates.[5] However, after the election he was appointed as a TNA National List MP in Parliament.[6][7]

 

 

References[edit] 1.^ a b “Directory of Members: K. Thurairetnasingam”. Parliament of Sri Lanka.
2.^ a b “New TNA national list MP from Muttur east”. TamilNet. 23 June 2002.
3.^ a b “General Election 2004 Preferences” (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
4.^ “ITAK submits candidates’ list to contest Trincomalee district”. TamilNet. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
5.^a b “Ranil tops with over 500,000 votes in Colombo”. The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015.
6.^ “PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION — 2015 Declaration under Article 99A of the Constitution” (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1929/04. 24 August 2015.
7.^ “TNA names its national List MPs”. The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 24 August 2015.