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Samuel James Velupillai (S. J. V.) Chelvanayakam fonds
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[General Election -1965]

File contains records regarding the 1965 general election. Includes letters, telegrams, handwritten applications, expenses/ accounts, and newspaper clippings related to ITAK's election preparations, campaign, candidacy nomination requests, and election funds collection. Also includes lists of candidates and The Ceylon Daily News 1960 election line-up.

[1964 cyclone]

File contains correspondence regarding the 1964 cyclone, relief efforts, cyclone damage to the fishing industry, etc. Includes letters, typewritten notes, resolutions, and memorandums, primarily written by S. J. V. Chelvanayakam to various government authorities.

[Handloom industry]

File contains four letters related to the handloom industry and a new government scheme to establish 1,000 Handloom Textile Centres across the country, and two local weavers unions expressing interest to establish new handloom centres in the North. 

[Yarl Peoples Workers' Union]

File contains correspondence regarding the registration of a new co-op labour society named Yarl Peoples Workers' Union. Includes a letter from the Jaffna District Co-operative Harbour Services Union Ltd. to S. J. V. Chelvanayakam detailing the work of port workers in the Jaffna District, the existing co-operative socieities/ unions and their role in the ship unloading industry, and the untenability of the new Yarl Peoples Workers' Union. 

[Estate schools and estate teachers]

File contains records regarding Tamil estate schools and Tamil estate school teachers. Includes letters, copy resolutions, registered postal receipts related to Tamil teachers' appointments in the estates and various letters Chelvanayakam received after a public call through Suthanthiran asking people who have passed GCE Ordinary Level Examinations and who are interested in teaching to apply with a letter. 

[Kalmunai Electorate]

File contains records regarding Kalmunai Electorate. Includes letters, telegrams, and memorandums related to ITAK Kalmunai branch activities, new branch formations in the electorate, and candidate nominations. Also includes a handwritten members subscription list. Also includes a letter written by C helvanayakam regarding cyclone. 

[Resolutions and suggestions regarding the rights of Tamils]

File contains records regarding the language question and the Tamil speaking public servants, the prorogation of Parliament, and negotiations with the government regarding the rights of Tamils. Includes letters, postcards, and copies of two resolutions sent to the Prime Minister. Also includes a typed document listing ten Suggestions to Achieve Communal Accord in Ceylon.

[Memorandums on the National System of Education]

File contains two memorandums regarding the new education bill and the proposed unified system of education, The White Paper, and the reports and submissions related to it. Includes a 10-page memorandum prepared by the All Ceylon Union of Tamil Teachers and a 7-page memorandum on the educational needs of the Northern and Eastern provinces prepared by V. Navaratnam. Also includes a letter from V. Navaratnam and a typed document regarding quota for the universities. 

[Konesar Temple - Trincomalee]

File contains correspondence related to declaring Koneswara Temple and Fort Fredric area in Trincomalee as a sacred place for Hindus. Includes letters written by V. N. Thambirasa, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, K. S. Sithiravelu, and K. Muthukumarasamy. Also includes a letter regarding technical colleges in Jaffna and Batticaloa.

[Tamil schools and colleges]

File contains records regarding Tamil schools and colleges. Includes a typed document related to technical colleges and Tamil students and the upgrade of Jaffna Technical College. Also includes a letter regarding Thirunelveli Saiva Teachers' College and letters written by S. J. V. Chelvanayakam and K. S. Swarnaraj.

[Import policy]

File contains correspondence regarding government's import policy restrictions. Includes letters from M. J. Naliah and Rebecca Nalliah regarding license to import a Holden Special Sedan hearse for their Satin Coffins business.

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