C. Coomaraswamy

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Senator
C. Coomaraswamy
CCS
செ. குமாரசுவாமி
C. Coomaraswamy.jpg
Member of the Senate of Ceylon
Ceylonese High Commissioner to India
In office
1950–1955
Preceded by A. Mahadeva
Succeeded by Edwin Wijeratne
Personal details
Born (1887-08-25)25 August 1887
Alma mater Jaffna Hindu College
Royal College, Colombo
Profession Civil servant
Ethnicity Ceylon Tamil

Chellappah Coomaraswamy (Tamil: செல்லப்பா குமாரசுவாமி; born 25 August 1887) was a Ceylon Tamil civil servant, diplomat and member of the Senate of Ceylon.

Early life and family[edit]

Coomaraswamy was born on 25 August 1887.[1] He was the son of Chellappah from Aiyanarkoviladi.[1] Coomaraswamy was educated at Jaffna Hindu College and Royal College, Colombo.[1]

Coomaraswamy married Mankayatkarasi, daughter of Mudaliyar Sabapathy and Manicka Ammaiyar from Nallur.[1] They had three sons (Rajendra, Mahendra and Satyendra) and one daughter (Sundareswari).[1]

Career[edit]

Coomaraswamy joined the Government Clerical Service after finishing his education.[1] He was appointed to the civil service in 1910.[1] He was Police Magistrate in Puttalam in 1913, District Judge and Registrar General.[1] He served as District Judge in Jaffna in 1933 before becoming Government Agent for the Northern Province.[1]

Later life[edit]

After retirement Coomaraswamy was nominated to the Senate of Ceylon in 1947.[1][2][3] He served as the Ceylonese High Commissioner in New Delhi between 1950 and 1955.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 42. 
  2. ^ "The Senate Days of Ceylon" (PDF). The Island (Sri Lanka). 22 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "First election on party basis". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 4 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "The High Commissioner". High Commission of Sri Lank in India.