Arunachalam Mahadeva

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Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva
Minister of Home Affairs of the State Council
In office
Ceylon's High Commissioner to India
In office
Personal details
Born 5 October 1885
Colombo, Ceylon
Died 8 June 1969
Colombo, Ceylon
Nationality Ceylonesen
Alma mater Royal College, Colombo
Occupation diplomat, legislator

Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva, KCMG (5 October 1885 - 8 June 1969) was a Sri Lankan, prominent colonial era legislator and diplomat. He was Minister of Home Affaires[1] of the State Council and Ceylon's High Commissioner to India.

The son of prominent leader Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Arunachalam Mahadeva was educated, like his father, at the Royal College, Colombo.

He was elected as a member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon and to the State Council. He became the Home Minister when D. S. Senanayake became Leader of the House. From 1948 to 1950 he served as Ceylon's High Commissioner to India.

His son was Deshamanya Baku Mahadeva and son-in-law was Professor T. Nadaraja.

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