A. V. Kulasingham
|A. V. Kulasingham|
|Born||11 October 1890|
|Died||16 January 1978(aged 87)|
|Alma mater||Jaffna College|
|Political party||All Ceylon Tamil Congress|
Early life and family
Kulasingham married Rasammah, daughter of Thambu, in 1910. They had three sons (Rudrasingam, Karalasingam and Jeganathan) and five daughters (Manonmani, Annapillai, Thilagam, Pathmaranee and Jeyamani).
Kulasingham got involved in journalism whilst still a student, contributing articles to the Morning Star and The Times of Ceylon. He was later editor of the Ceylon Daily News (1925) and Hindu Organ, and special correspondent to the Manchester Guardian.
Kulasingham was a founding member of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) in 1944 and served as joint secretary. He contested the 1947 parliamentary election in Kayts as the ACTC candidate but was defeated by Alfred Thambiayah by just 322 votes.
Kulasingham died on 16 January 1978.
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