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Lawyer

Gunaratnam Kandiah, Malaysian lawyer. Member committee Prison Welfare Association, Jaffna, since 1984; secretary Hindu Board Education, Jaffna, 1982-1985, Thuraddipanai Amman Temple, Vaddukoddai, Sri Lanka, 1983, North Lanka Association for Prevention Drug Abuse, Jaffna, since 1990. Member Bar Association Mallakam (vice president 1987-1991), Pre School Education Committee, Lions (deputy governor, Appreciation award 1985).

Background

Kandiah, Gunaratnam was born on December 2, 1941 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Came to Sri Lanka, 1949. Son of Vallipuram and Rasammah (Velupillai) Kandiah.

Education

Proctors Final, Ceylon Law College, Colombia, Sri Lanka, 1966.

Career

Proctor, notary Supreme Court, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1967, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 1967-1973. Private practice, since 1973. Acting district judge, magistratee District Court Mallakam, since 1981.

Lecturer Technology College, Jaffna, 1986. Translator Open University Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1988. Vice chairman Jaffna College Institute of Technology, 1989-1991.

Director Evelyn Ratnam Institute, Jaffna, 1988-1991. Legal consultant state corporations, banks, insurance, local bodies, 1981-1991.

Membership

Member committee Prison Welfare Association, Jaffna, since 1984. Secretary Hindu Board Education, Jaffna, 1982-1985, Thuraddipanai Amman Temple, Vaddukoddai, Sri Lanka, 1983, North Lanka Association for Prevention Drug Abuse, Jaffna, since 1990. Member Bar Association Mallakam (vice president 1987-1991), Pre School Education Committee, Lions (deputy governor, Appreciation award 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, journalism, social work.

Connections

Married Dayavathani Kopalasingam Gunaratnam, October 9, 1976. Children: Lakshman, Dakshayini, Sajeevan.

father:
Vallipuram Kandiah

mother:
Rasammah (Velupillai) Kandiah

spouse:
Dayavathani Kopalasingam Gunaratnam

children:
Lakshman Kandiah

Dakshayini Kandiah

Sajeevan Kandiah