December 15, 2015 Thurairetnasingam is a former Divisional Director of Education. 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. 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. He was one of the TNA’s candidates in Trincomalee District at the 2004 parliamentary election. He was elected and re-entered Parliament. Thurairetnasingam did not contest the 2010 parliamentary election for personal reasons. 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. However, after the election he was appointed as a TNA National List MP in Parliament. References 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.