G. G. Ponnambalam

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G.G. Ponnambalam

Leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress
In office
1944–1972
Member of the State Council of Ceylon
for Point Pedro
In office
1934–1947
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Jaffna
In office
1947–1960
Succeeded byAlfred Duraiappah, Ind
In office
1965–1970
Preceded byAlfred Duraiappah, Ind
Succeeded byC.X. Martyn, FP
Personal details
Born(1901-11-08)November 8, 1901
DiedDecember 9, 1977(1977-12-09) (aged 76)
Political partyAll Ceylon Tamil Congress
Alma materSt. Joseph's College
King's College London
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
ProfessionLawyer

Ganapathipillai Gangaser Ponnambalam, QC (8 November 1901 – 9 December 1977), known as G. G. Ponnambalam, was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician, during the British colonial period and the war for independence. He founded the first Sri Lankan Tamil political party, the All Ceylon Tamil Congress.