The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) General Secretary and veteran politician, Mavai Senathirajah was appointed leader of the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Saturday, replacing R. Sampanthan.
His appointment was announced at the ITAK's 15th convention held this weekend in Vavuniya.
Sampanthan, now aged 81, will continue as TNA leader, and was appointed executive chair of the ITAK.
Further appointments include the Eastern Provincial Councillor T Thurairajasingham as ITAK secretary; Pon Selvaraja and Professor C.K. Sittambalam as senior vice presidents; M.A Sumanthiran and C.V.K Gnanam as ITAK assistant secretaries; NPC Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan and Professor Nachchiar as ITAK women's wing secretaries; C Kulanayagam as executive secretary; C. Thavarasa as legal secretary and C. Sivakaran as youth secretary.