He was an old boy and an arts graduate. He started his teaching career in Nuwara Eliya and then moved on to Arunodhaya College as its principal in the early nineties. He assumed duties as Principal in 1996 and continued in that office until his retirement in 2005. During his period the school saw many innovative changes and created records in academic performance. It could be said to his credit that he was invited as the first functioning Principal to be the chief guest for the London annual “Kalaiarasi “festival of our OBA branch there.