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Arunachalam Mahadeva

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Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva

Minister of Home Affairs of the State Council
In office
Ceylon's High Commissioner to India
In office
Personal details
Born5 October 1885
Colombo, Ceylon
Died8 June 1969 (age 84)
Colombo, Ceylon
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo
Occupationdiplomat, legislator

Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva (5 October 1885 – 8 June 1969) was a Sri Lankan diplomat and legislator. He was a minister of the Home Affairs of the State Council. He later served as Ceylon's High Commissioner to India from 1948 to 1950.

Mahadeva is the son of Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam. Like his father, Mahadeva was educated at the Royal College Colombo.

Arunachalam Mahadeva was elected as a member of both the Legislative and State Councils of Ceylon. He became the Home Minister in 1942, when D. S. Senanayake became Leader of the House of the State Council.

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