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Economics educator

Canaganayagam Suriyakumaran, Sri Lankan economics educator. Knight Commander Most Noble Order, Crown of Thailand, 1983; recipient Sasakawa World Environment prize United Nations, 1995. Fellow United Kingdom Chartered Institute Water and Environmental Management (honorary); member The Royal Bangkok Sports Club (life), Sinhalese Sports Club, American Economic Association (life).

Background

Suriyakumaran, Canaganayagam was born on January 19, 1922 in Kopay, Sri Lanka. Son of Naganather and Nagaratnammal (Chinniah) Canaganayagam.

Education

Bachelor, University College, 1943. Bachelor of Science with honors, University London, 1944. Master of Science, University London, 1951.

Career

Civil servant Government Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1945-1963. Civil service United Nations, 1964-1982. Chairman Center for Regional Development Studies, Colombo, since 1987.

Visiting professor London School of Economics, since 1982. Guest lecturer University California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, E.W.C., Waterloo, since 1979. Deputy executive secretary United Nations Economic Commission, Bangkok, 1964-1973.

Director education and training United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, 1973-1975, regional director for Asia, Bangkok, 1975-1982. Governing member Institute for Teachers Economic Studies, since 1985.

Membership

Fellow United Kingdom Chartered Institute Water and Environmental Management (honorary). Member The Royal Bangkok Sports Club (life), Sinhalese Sports Club, American Economic Association (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, walking.

Connections

Married Vallippllai Sangarappillai. Children: 4 children.

father:
Naganather Canaganayagam

mother:
Nagaratnammal (Chinniah) Canaganayagam

spouse:
Vallippllai Sangarappillai

child:
4 children Suriyakumaran