A. J. P. Ponrajah
|A. J. P. Ponrajah
|Born||4 February 1927|
|Died||26 January 1986(aged 58)|
|Ethnicity||Sri Lankan Tamil|
After graduating in 1950 Ponrajah worked briefly as an instructor at the Technical College. He joined the Irrigation Department in 1951 as an Assistant Engineer. He was promoted through the ranks and at the age of 50 became Director of Irrigation. He retired on 4 February 1985.
Ponrajah died on 26 January 1986.
In 1988 the Irrigation Department published a book containing a collection of technical notes written by Ponrajah during his career. In 2011 the Irrigation Department Ex-Officers’ Association launched a scholarship named after Ponrajah.