I am a published author, scholar of history and experienced educator of young people.
I was born in Kampar in the Malaysian state of Perak. I was educated in the Kampar’s Anglo Chinese School and St. Michael’s Institution in Ipoh. I received my Senior Cambridge education in Jaffna College, at Vaddukoddai, Ceylon.
I read for a History degree at University of Malaya in Singapore and finally, received my Diploma in Education there.
I then joined the Malayan Teaching Service as an Education Officer. I first taught in Anderson School, Ipoh and I was later transferred as Headmaster of what is known today as High School Port Dickson.
I helped set up the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan in Port Dickson and the Si Rusa Lower Secondary School. After many years in Port Dickson, I was transferred to Penang as Head of Penang Free School.
After many years of distinguished service, I had an inappropriate and unhappy transfer towards the end of my career.
I retired from the Education Service on 6 September, 1987.
For some time, I was the Secretary General of the Malaysian Ceylonese Congress.
I believe that once a teacher, always a teacher. The result of this is my book on the Tamils in India, Ceylon and Malaya. This also motivate me to write this Blog and share my knowledge on history and culture of the Tamils.
I want my fellow Tamils to be proud of our race. It is particularly important for young Tamils to be aware of our heritage. We should all know, follow and respect the ethical rules of our culture and manifest this in good behaviour that can only benefit the societies in which we all live.