Spouse T. Maheswaran (m. ?–2008)
|Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil|
Party United National Party
Name Vijayakala Maheswaran
|Born 23 November 1972 (age 43) (1972-11-23) |
Other political affiliations United National Front for Good Governance
Similar People T Maheswaran, Douglas Devananda, Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe
Political party United National Party
What Happened ? Vijayakala Maheswaran
Vijayakala Maheswaran (Tamil: விஜயகலா மகேசுவரன்; born 23 November 1972) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and state minister.
Early life and family
Maheswaran was born on 23 November 1972. She is the daughter of Markandu from the village of Kalapoomy on the island of Karainagar in northern Sri Lanka. She was educated at Dr. A. Thiyagarajah Madhya Maha Vidyalayam (Karainagar Hindu College).
Maheswaran is the widow of T. Maheswaran, a Member of Parliament who was assassinated by the Eelam People's Democratic Party, a government backed paramilitary group, in January 2008. They had three children - two daughters and one son.
Maheswaran contested the 2010 parliamentary election as one of the United National Front's candidates in Jaffna District and was elected to Parliament. After the 2015 presidential election she was appointed Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs by newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena.
Maheswaran was one of the United National Front for Good Governance’s candidates in Jaffna District at the 2015 parliamentary election. She was elected and re-entered Parliament. She was sworn in as State Minister of Child Affairs on 9 September 2015.