|Unofficial Member (Tamil),|
Legislative Council of Ceylon
|Preceded by||P. Ramanathan|
|Succeeded by||W. G. Rockwood|
|Member of Colombo Municipal Council|
|Born||7 December 1849|
|Died||7 June 1906 (aged 56)|
|Alma mater||Presidency College, Madras|
Early life and familyEdit
Coomaraswamy joined the legal profession after finishing his education.
Coomaraswamy was a member of Colombo Municipal Council from January 1873 to October 1879 and from November 1885 to December 1889. He was appointed to the Legislative Council of Ceylon in 1893 as the unofficial member representing Tamils, replacing his brother Ramanathan.
Coomaraswamy was a Tamil scholar and a publisher of Tamil literature. He was president of Jaffna Saiva Paripalana Sabai and helped establish Jaffna Hindu College. He also established a Hindu temple on Slave Island.
Coomaraswamy died on 7 June 1906 in Colombo.
- Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 43.
- Martyn, John H. (1923). Notes on Jaffna – Chronological, Historical, Biographical. Tellippalai: American Ceylon Mission Press. pp. 283–284. ISBN 81-206-1670-7.
- Hulugalle, H. A. J. (September 1965). Centenary Volume of the Colombo Municipal Council (1865 - 1965). Colombo Municipal Council . p. 55.
- Gooneratne, Brendon (31 January 2009). "Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam: True nationalist and patriot of Ceylon". Daily News (Sri Lanka).
- Martyn, John H. (1923). Notes on Jaffna – Chronological, Historical, Biographical. Tellippalai: American Ceylon Mission Press. p. 82. ISBN 81-206-1670-7.
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