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Devaraj elected Chairman of Global Level Indian Organisation
P. P. Devaraj, former State Minister for Hindu Religious Affairs Under President Ranasinghe Premadasa was elected Chairman of the Global organisation Indian Origin People at the 9th conference of the organisation held recently in Kuala Lampur.

Devaraj is one of the leading intellectual cum politician emerged from the Indian origin Sri Lankan Tamil Community and a strong advocate of the power sharing arrangements in respect of non-territorial minorities such as upcountry Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka. The expert committee of the All Party conference incorporated the principle of Zonal council for promoting the Welfare of the upcountry Tamils in its proposals. This idea of Zonal council was canvassed by P. P. Devaraj when he made representation to the expert committee.

He has served as an advisor to Sowmiyamoorthy Thondaman on political matters and he led the Lahour Foundation one of the organs of the Ceylon workers congress.

Devaraj made a pioneering effort to establish Hindu Religious Sunday schools which have spread throughout Sri Lanka during the past two decades. Presently, he functions as a member of Think Tank of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Inequity Eradication.

He is also the founder of the Centre for Social Transformation which is engaged in research studies and documentaries on proposals for resolutions to the national question and Charter of Rights.

 

 

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