T. Ramalingam

Thamodarampillai Ramalingam (Tamil: தாமோதரம்பிள்ளை இராமலிங்கம்; born 26 October 1904) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament.

T. Ramalingam
தா. இராமலிங்கம்
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Point Pedro
In office
Succeeded byP. Kandiah
Deputy Chairman of Committees
In office
15 February 1951 – 8 April 1952
Preceded byH. S. Ismail
Succeeded byM. W. R. de Silva
Personal details
Born(1904-10-26)26 October 1904
Political partyAll Ceylon Tamil Congress
Alma materCeylon University College
EthnicityCeylon Tamil

Early lifeEdit

Ramalingam was born on 26 October 1904.[1] He was the son of R. Thamodarampillai, a proctor from Udupiddy in northern Ceylon.[2] He was educated at the Udupiddy American Mission College.[3] After school Ramalingam joined Ceylon University College, graduating in 1926 with a B.Sc. degree.[2][4]


Ramalingam joined the legal profession, practising as an advocate in northern Ceylon.[2][5] He then joined the bench, serving as a magistrate.[2]

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.[6] The ACTC joined the United National Party led government on 3 September 1948.[2][7] Ramalingam was made Deputy Chairman of Committees in 1951.[8] He was re-elected at the 1952 parliamentary election.[9]


  1. ^ "Directory of Past Members: Ramalinkam, Thamotharapillai". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ a b c d e Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 158.
  3. ^ Neelakandan, Kandiah (13 October 2002). "150 years of Uduppidy A.M. College". The Island (Sri Lanka).
  4. ^ Ceylon University College Prospectus 1936-37. Ceylon University College. 1936. p. 52.
  5. ^ Sri Kantha, Sachi (10 August 2006). "Random Thoughts on K. Thurairatnam - The Point Pedro Federalist". Ilankai Tamil Sangam.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 14: Post-colonial realignment of political forces". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story.
  8. ^ "Deputy Chairman of Committees". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  9. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015.