G. G. Ponnambalam

Politician

1901 – 1977

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Who was G. G. Ponnambalam?

Ganapathipillai Gangaser Ponnambalam, QC, known as G.G. Ponnambalam, was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician in Ceylon, during the British colonial and post era independence. He founded the first Sri Lankan Tamil political party, the All Ceylon Tamil Congress. Ponnambalam stood for the principle of minority representation.

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Born
Nov 8, 1901
Religion
  • Hindu
Ethnicity
  • Sri Lankan Tamils
Profession
Education
  • King's College London
  • Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  • St. Joseph's College, Colombo
Died
Dec 9, 1977
Malaysia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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