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S. J. V. Chelvanayakam

Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front
In office
Succeeded byAppapillai Amirthalingam
Leader of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi
In office
Deputy Leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kankesanthurai
In office
Succeeded bySubaiya Nadesan, UNP
In office
Preceded bySubaiya Nadesan, UNP
Personal details
Born(1898-03-31)March 31, 1898
Ipoh, Malaya
DiedApril 26, 1977(1977-04-26) (aged 79)
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Political partyTamil United Liberation Front
Other political
Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi
Spouse(s)Emily Grace Barr Chelvanayakam
Alma materUnion College
St. John's College
St. Thomas College
University of London
Ceylon Law College

Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam (also spelled Chelvanayagam, Tamil: சாமுவேல் ஜேம்ஸ் வேலுப்பிள்ளை செல்வநாயகம் born on: 31 March 1898 - died: 26 April 1977) was a Ceylonese lawyer and politician. He was Tamil. He was a Member of Parliament and was a political leader of the Sri Lankan Tamil community for more than two decades.

His son Chandrahasan followed his father's footstep by becoming a public servant in Tamil Nadu.