Kamal Chunchie was born in Sri Lanka and by 1920 was living in the East End of London. He was appalled by the way black people were treated, and he wanted to improve the social aspects of their lives.
- Kamal Chunchie : Oxford Biography Index entry
- Kamal Chunchie - The Other Eastenders (Eastside Community Heritage) Archived 2009-01-05 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Coloured Men's Institute from The welfare of seamen
- Geoffrey Bell, The other Eastenders : Kamal Chunchie and West Ham's early black community (Stratford: Eastside Community Heritage, 2002) OCLC 51109078