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language educator , researcher

Swaminathan Suseendirarajah, Sri Lankan language educator, researcher. Commonwealth Academy staff fellow University Edinburgh, 1987-1988. Member Linguistics Society India (life), International Association Dravidian Linguistics (life).

Background

Suseendirarajah, Swaminathan was born on October 9, 1933 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Son of Sithamparanathan Swaminathan and Poothapillai Poothathaipillai.

Education

Master of Arts, University Madras, India, 1958. Master of Arts, Annamalai University, India, 1962. Postgraduate Diploma in Sanskrit, Annamalai University, India, 1965.

Doctor of Philosophy, Annamalai University, India, 1967.

Career

Journalist Associate Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., Sri Lanka, 1958-1960. Lecturer Annamalai University, 1963-1967, Jaffna College, Sri Lanka, 1968-1970. Senior lecturer University Sri Lanka, 1971-1983.

Professor University Jaffna, Sri Lanka, since 1984, head department linguistics and English Sri Lanka, since 1983. Consultant government textbook committee, Sri Lanka, 1972-1980. Convenor International Conference on Tamil Linguistics, Sri Lanka, 1992.

Representative International Journal Dravidian Linguistics, 1974-1980.

Membership

Member Linguistics Society India (life), International Association Dravidian Linguistics (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, stamp collecting/philately.

Connections

Married Ponnampalam Kamala Devi, August 31, 1965. Children: Thiruvarulchelvi, Aravindan, Giridaran.

father:
Sithamparanathan Swaminathan

mother:
Poothapillai Poothathaipillai

spouse:
Ponnampalam Kamala Devi

children:
Thiruvarulchelvi Suseendirarajah

Aravindan Suseendirarajah

Giridaran Suseendirarajah