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Honourable
 Murugesu Sivasithamparam 
MP

In office
1967 – 1970
Preceded by Shirley Corea

Deputy Leader/President of the
Tamil United Liberation Front
In office
1978 – 2002

Secretary General of the
All Ceylon Tamil Congress

Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Udupiddy
In office
1960 – 1970
Succeeded by K. Jeyakkody, Federal Party

Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Nallur
In office
1977 – 1983
Preceded by C. Arulampalam, ACTC

Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Nationa List
In office
2001 – 2002
Succeeded by K. Thurairetnasingam, TNA

Born July 20, 1923(1923-07-20)
Died June 5, 2002 (aged 78)
Colombo National Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Political party Tamil National Alliance
Other political
affiliations
Tamil United Liberation Front
Alma mater St. Joseph's College
University College
Colombo Law College
Profession Lawyer

Murugesu Sivasithamparam (July 20, 1923 – June 5, 2002) was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

Sivasithamparam was first elected to represent the newly created constituency of Udupiddy in Parliament in the March 1960 general election. He was re-elected in the general elections of July 1960 and 1965, and served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament between 1967 and 1970. He lost his seat in 1970 to the Federal Party candidate .

Sivasithamparam re-entered Parliament in 1977, this time representing Nallur. He and all other Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) MPs walked out of Parliament in August 1983 after refusing to swear an oath unconditionally renouncing support for a separate state in accordance with the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

Sivasithamparam survived an assassination attempt on 13 July 1989 but A. Amirthalingam and V. Yogeswaran, his fellow TULF leaders, were killed in the incident.

Sivasithamparam made a second Parliamentary comeback after the 2001 general elections when he was chosen by the Tamil National Alliance to fill their national list seat in Parliament. But his tenure was short lived: Sivasithamparam died on 5 June 2002 after a brief illness.

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