S. U. Ethirmanasingham

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S. U. Ethirmanasingham
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Paddiruppu
In office
20 September 1947 – 30 May 1952
Succeeded by S. M. Rasamanickam
In office
10 April 1956 – 19 March 1960
Preceded by S. M. Rasamanickam
Succeeded by S. M. Rasamanickam
Personal details
Born (1915-07-25)25 July 1915
Ethnicity Ceylon Tamil

Somasunderam Udayar Ethirmanasingham was a Ceylon Tamil businessman, politician and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Ethirmanasingham was born on 25 July 1915.[1] He was from Paddiruppu in eastern Ceylon.[2] He was educated at St. Mary's College and Lee High School, Kalmunai.[2]


Ethirmanasingham had several jobs before becoming a successful businessman.[2]

Ethirmanasingham stood as an independent candidate in Paddiruppu at the 1947 parliamentary election. He won the election and entered Parliament.[3] He stood as the United National Party's candidate at the 1952 parliamentary election but was defeated by S. M. Rasamanickam.[4] He re-gained the seat at the 1956 parliamentary election, contesting as an independent.[5] However, he lost the seat again to Rasamanickam at the March 1960 parliamentary election.[6] He was also unsuccessful at the July 1960 and 1965 parliamentary elections.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Ethirmanasingham, Somasunderam Udayar". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ a b c Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 53. 
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.