Dr. Kandiah Kunarasa, popularly called Senkai Aaliyan among Tamil Literary Circles, passed away at his residence in Brown Road in Jaffna on February 28. He was 75 at the time of his demise. He is hailed for his literary works in Tamil.
His novel ‘Kidugu Veli’ ( Cadjan Fence ) won the acclaim of readers. His stories “Vaadai Kaatru” and “Puthinam” were produced as films.
He authored several books. He passed out as a graduate of the Peradeniya University. He served in the government service and held the posts as Government Agent of Killinochi and Registrar of the Jaffna University.