(born April 13, 1930), is a well known journalist and columnist on Madras
), and the British occupation in South India
He had his early education in Ladies' College, S. Thomas' Preparatory, Kollupitiya
and RoyaL, completed his school finals in India
. In 1946, he was one among the first batch of students, from this part of the world, to go to United States
for higher studies, immediately after World War II
. In the U.S. besides graduating with a B.S.
(International Affairs), he represented his University in Athletics, Debating, was active in campus journalism and worked with local newspapers. Returning to Ceylon
in 1951, circumstances forced him to rethink a career in the foreign service and he joined The Times of Ceylon
, to become wedded to journalism
and writing ever since.
With The Times of Ceylon from 1951 to 1968, he was its Foreign News Editor, then, from 1954, its Features Editor, besides being in charge of the Sunday Times, the Group's supplements and The Times of Ceylon Annual, which was a most sought after glossy publication for Overseas gifting during his stewardship. He also, for 13 years, reviewed sport in the Island of Ceylon
in its column 'By the Comer Flag' which successfully campaigned for taking cricket to the rural areas and getting the Police
into first class rugby union
. Besides focusing on the contribution to sport by sports persons from rural areas, he was also... Read More