He got his higher education from Jaffna Hindu College and entered to University of Peradeniya and completed his B.Com. Degree. Then he did post graduate diploma in Education at Uninversity of Jaffna. (B.Com M.Ed,SLPS-1,SLEAS)
He joined his alma mater in 1928 after his degree and continued in the same school until his retirement in 1964. He started as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics in the higher forms, was Vice Principal from 1953 to 1962 and then Principal till 1964.
A veteran teacher and one of the pillars of Jaffna Hindu College. He was a pioneer in scouting and was Principal for a short time around 1927-1928 before being appointed Principal to our branch school, Vaddukoddai Hindu College.
A renowned educationist and linguist who later became the Vice Chancellor of the Benares Hindu University. As Vice Chancellor, he visited Jaffna Hindu College twice, once as the chief guest for the prize day in the mid forties.