Mr. V. K. Sivappiragasam, an old boy, a former teacher and
retired principal of Kopay Teachers' College, passed
away recently (September 2005) at his residence in
Vyapaarimoolai, Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka. He taught Tamil
and Tamil Literature in the higher forms and served as
the head of the Department of Tamil in the late fifties
and early sixties. He had his Masters' degree from the
University of Annamalai, South India, where he
distinguished himself as an outstanding scholar so much
so that he was nicknamed A+ among the academic circles.
At Hartley his contribution to the Tamil Dept. was very
remarkable as he had the knack of infusing his love for
the the study of Tamil both among the students and his
colleagues. His assembly talks in Tamil were very
interesting and witty.
He subsequently served as advisor to the national Institute of Education,
Maharagama and a visiting lecturer at the Open University in Colombo. He
ended up his career as the principal of Government Teachers' College, Kopay
from where he retired.
Our sincere condolences are due to his wife, son and other members of his family.
I happened to his colleague both at Hartley and G.T.C, Kopay.
Message sent by: Mr. John Atputharajah, life member of HCPPA Canada/USA