|Member of the Ceylonese Parliament|
for Point Pedro
|Succeeded by||P. Kandiah|
|Deputy Chairman of Committees|
15 February 1951 – 8 April 1952
|Preceded by||H. S. Ismail|
|Succeeded by||M. W. R. de Silva|
|Born||26 October 1904|
|Political party||All Ceylon Tamil Congress|
|Alma mater||Ceylon University College|
Ramalingam was born on 26 October 1904. He was the son of R. Thamodarampillai, a proctor from Udupiddy in northern Ceylon. He was educated at the Udupiddy American Mission College. After school Ramalingam joined Ceylon University College, graduating in 1926 with a B.Sc. degree.
Ramalingam contested the 1947 parliamentary election as the All Ceylon Tamil Congress's (ACTC) candidate in Point Pedro. He won the election and entered Parliament. The ACTC joined the United National Party led government on 3 September 1948. Ramalingam was made Deputy Chairman of Committees in 1951. He was re-elected at the 1952 parliamentary election.
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