Kanthaiya Kunarasa or Senkaialiyan was born in 1941, in Jaffna and died on February 28, 2016.
He was a Sri Lankan Tamil writer
He emerged after the 1960s.He is also the author of several non-fiction books.
Kanthaiya Kunarasa also served as the registrar of the University of Jaffna.
Sengai Aaliyan graduated from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and then later he obtained his Doctorate in Geography (Land use and Land settlement) from the University of Jaffna.
But only a prolific writer, The doctor also a well-known expert in the literary world.
He was given the Sahithiya Mandala awards more than six times for his achievements in writing Novels and short stories.
A few of his short stories has been translated into Sinhala and published in weeklies such as Silumina, Vivarana, Ravaya, and more.
Another of his novels named ‘The Beast’, was translated into English.