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Rathika Sitsabaiesan was born on 23 December, 1981 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, is an Activist, community worker. Discover Rathika Sitsabaiesan's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 39 years old?
|Occupation||Activist, community worker|
|Age||39 years old|
|Born||23 December 1981|
|Birthplace||Jaffna, Sri Lanka|
|Nationality||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
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Rathika Sitsabaiesan Net Worth
She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Rathika Sitsabaiesan worth at the age of 39 years old? Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s income source is mostly from being a successful Activist. She is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We have estimated Rathika Sitsabaiesan's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Activist|
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In 2016, Sitsabaiesan switched parties in order to seek the Ontario Liberal Party nomination for the vacant provincial Scarborough—Rouge River seat. Piragal Thiru defeated Sitsabaiesan for the Liberal nomination on June 5, 2016.
On April 21, 2016 it was reported she was seeking the Ontario Liberal Party nomination for the vacant provincial Scarborough—Rouge River seat; the seat was previously held by Liberal Bas Balkissoon until he resigned on March 22, 2016. However, her bid for the Liberal nomination was unsuccessful.
In November 2014 Sitsabaiesan was criticised for comparing Maaveerar Naal, an annual commemoration for dead Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam cadres, with Remembrance Day during a speech in the House of Commons.
During a fact finding mission in Sri Lanka, Sitsabaiesan was reportedly put under house arrest in Jaffna on December 31, 2013. This claim has been denied by Sri Lankan Authorities, and the Canadian High Commission has confirmed that she was not put under house arrest nor was any arrest warrant issued against her.
Following the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution Scarborough—Rouge River was split into two with largest share, 71%, going to Scarborough North with the remaining 29% going to Scarborough—Rouge Park. Sitsabaiesan contested the 2015 federal election in Scarborough North but in the nationwide Liberal landslide she trailed in third with 8,648 votes (22.07%).
Sitsabaiesan is the recipient of The V. K. Krishna Menon Institute's "Personality of the Year Award" in 2012. The award was conferred on her for her untiring efforts on human rights issues in Sri Lanka, opposing the persecution of Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka and her ability to represent her constituency without racial and creed prejudices.
In December 2009 Sitsabaiesan won the nomination to be the NDP's candidate in the Scarborough—Rouge River electoral district in Toronto. Layton made his final campaign stop at Sitsabaiesan's campaign rally a day before the 2011 federal election with his wife and fellow NDP MP Olivia Chow. Scarborough—Rouge River was considered a safe Liberal seat that had been held by Derek Lee (who did not run for re-election in 2011) since its creation 1988. Sitsabaiesan won the 2011 Canadian federal election after securing 18,935 votes (40.62%). Sitsabaiesan became the first Tamil Canadian to be elected to the House of Commons of Canada, the first female Member of Parliament to represent Scarborough-Rouge River, and only the second Tamil woman to be elected to any federal parliament outside India or Sri Lanka, the first being Singaporean Member of Parliament Indranee Rajah.
Sitsabaiesan worked as a volunteer in Ed Broadbent's campaign for the 2004 federal election. She has served in various roles in the New Democratic Party (NDP), including campaign manager during the 2008 Canadian federal election and acting as an advisor to NDP leader Jack Layton on Tamil issues.
Rathika Sitsabaiesan (born December 23, 1981) is a Canadian politician and activist of Sri Lankan origin. She was formerly part of the New Democratic Party and represented Scarborough—Rouge River in the House of Commons of Canada as a Member of Parliament between 2011 and 2015. She was the first Tamil to be elected to the Canadian federal parliament as well the first woman and first visible minority to be elected as Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Rouge River. She was also the youngest Member of Parliament in the Greater Toronto Area.
Rathika Sitsabaiesan was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on December 23, 1981. She has three elder sisters. Sitsabaiesan and her family emigrated to Canada when she was five.
Sitsabaiesan was subsequently appointed critic for Post-Secondary Education (Human Resources and Skills Development) in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet in the 41st Canadian Parliament.