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A. Amirthalingam

Leader of the Opposition, Sri Lanka
In office
4 August 1977 – 24 October 1983
Preceded by J. R. Jayewardene, UNP
Succeeded by A. Bandaranaike, SLFP
Leader, Tamil United Liberation Front
In office
1977–1989
Preceded by S. J. V. Chelvanayakam
Succeeded by M. Sivasithamparam
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Vaddukoddai
In office
1956–1970
Preceded by V. Veerasingam, ACTC
Succeeded by A. Thiagarajah, ACTC
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kankesanthurai
In office
1977–1983
Preceded by S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, ITAK
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Nationa List
In office
1989–1989
Succeeded by Mavai Senathirajah, TULF
Personal details
Born (1927-08-26)26 August 1927
Pannagam, Vaddukoddai, British Ceylon
Died 13 July 1989(1989-07-13) (aged 61)
342/2 Baudhaloka Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi
Other political
affiliations
Tamil United Liberation Front
Alma mater Ceylon Law College
Profession Lawyer
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Appapillai Amirthalingam (Tamil: அப்பாப்பிள்ளை அமிர்தலிங்கம், 26 August 1927 – 13 July 1989) was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician. He was a Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition. Amirthalingam was assassinated by the Tamil Tigers.

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