The Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General meeting and the appointment of new Directors for the year 2016-2017 was held on October 29, 2016. The positions of President and Vice President Finance were contested and election was held for these positions. Ajith Sabaratnam, Dilani Gunarajah and Santha Panchalingam contested for the position of President. Moon Mahalingam and Sinnadurai Mahendranathan contested for the position of Vice President Finance. By a process of simple majority based on the votes cast, Ajith Sabaratnam was elected as President and Moon Mahalingam was elected as Vice President Finance.
The other appointees for the year 2016-2017 are Ravi Kanagasabey as Executive Vice President, Shalini Sathya as Vice President Internal Affairs, Kubes Navaratnam as Vice President Membership, Gnane Gnanendran as Vice President Community Relations, Jey Jeyakanthan as Director, Vilosan Sivatharman as Director and Roshan Thavaratnam as Director.
The election procedures and voting at the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce are overseen by an Election Nomination Committee appointed by the members of the organization. This year’s Election Nomination Committee was made up of long standing members Tham Vasanthakumar, Esa Para Esananda, Ken Kirupa, Shamala Kumar and Elankeeran Than.
Despite being held on Diwali day, the annual general meeting was attended by many long-standing members, returning members including past-Presidents, business leaders and members from the media.