C. Loganathan

C. Loganathan
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Born(1913-09-19)19 September 1913
Died4 May 1981(1981-05-04) (aged 67)
Alma materVictoria College, Chulipuram
Hartley College
TitleGeneral Manager of the Bank of Ceylon
Term1953 – 1969
PredecessorA. T. Hunter
SuccessorSydney Sirimanne

Chelliah Loganathan (19 September 1913 – 4 May 1981) was a Ceylon Tamil banker and the first Ceylonese general manager of the Bank of Ceylon.

Early life and family

Loganathan was born on 19 September 1913.[1] He was the son of V. Chelliah and Pilawadi Thangamuthu Ammai from Puloly South near Point Pedro in northern Ceylon.[1] He was educated at Victoria College, Chulipuram and Hartley College.[1] He received higher education in Colombo and Bombay.[1]

Loganathan married Thilagavathy Ammai, daughter of C. Sivasithamparam.[1] They had three sons (Sathananthan, Sritharan and Kethesh) and three daughters (Gowri, Vasuki and Lalitha).[1][2] His son in Law A.Tharmaratnam served with the International Financial Corporation of the World Bank. His granddaughter (daughter of Gowri Tharmaratnam) Mythili Raman is the acting United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.[3]


Loganathan started working for the Bank of Ceylon in 1939.[1] After a series of promotions he became general manager of the bank in 1953.[1][4] He remained in this post until 1969 during which time the bank grew rapidly.[1]

Loganathan was a director of the Development Finance Corporation of Ceylon for two years, an adviser to the Development Bank of Philippines and a consultant to the UN Asian Institute for Economic Development and Planning.[1]

Later life

Loganathan helped build and restore Hindu temples in his later years.[1] He died on 4 May 1981.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Arumugam, S. (1997). Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon. p. 93.
  2. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (11 August 2012). "Life and Times of Ketheeswaran - "Ketheesh" Loganathan". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka).
  3. ^ "Acting US Assistant AG has Lankan roots". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 30 June 2013.
  4. ^ Herath, Mervyn (19 September 2009). "Bank of Ceylon". Daily News (Sri Lanka). Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  5. ^ "Economic growth through the democratic process". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 9 May 2006. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-23.

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