|Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
|Preceded by||C. Vanniasingam|
|Succeeded by||S. Kathiravelupillai|
|Born||7 April 1903|
|Died||15 December 1965(aged 62)|
|Alma mater||Ceylon University College
Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Early life and family
Balasundaram was born on 7 April 1903. He was the son of Reverend K. S. Murugesu, a Methodist clergyman. He was educated at Kilner College, Jaffna and Royal College, Colombo. After school Balasundaram joined the Ceylon University College, graduating in 1923 with a B.Sc. degree. He received a scholarship to study at Trinity Hall, Cambridge from where he graduated with a B.A. degree.
Balasundaram was one of the founding members of the Jaffna Youth Congress in 1924. He stood as the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi's (Federal Party) candidate in Kopay at the March 1960 parliamentary election. He won the election and entered Parliament. He was re-elected at the July 1960 parliamentary election. He stood as an independent candidate in Kopay at 1965 parliamentary election but was defeated by the ITAK candidate S. Kathiravelupillai.
Balasundaram died on 15 December 1965.
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