Kokulan Mahendiran

Political Commentator

Kokulan Mahendiran, FRSA, is a passionate entrepreneur and political commentator, interested in politics, law and development. He has completed graduate coursework at both Harvard University and the London School of Economics in addition to undergraduate studies at McGill University.

Mahendiran has worked for both the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the House of Commons in London, UK. In Montreal, he has held executive positions in various organizations and has been especially involved with the Class Action initiative, serving as co-chair in 2012.

Highly active in civic life, he has also given interviews or been featured in CTV National News, CTV News Montreal, the National Post, the India Journal, Yahoo News,, Newsana, the Bull & Bear and Sirius Radio. He has further written Op-Eds for various publications including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, and the Huffington Post.

Mahendiran was recognized for his "outstanding service to the community" in 2013 with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2014, Mahendiran was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. He was also awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, for his contribution "to help others and to build a smart and caring nation," by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

Mahendiran is now based in Montreal, QC where he recently founded a Respiratory Medical Devices Retailer & Supplier, Boutique Maple CPAP Inc.
The business is focused on serving Canadians who have sleep apnea, primarily through e-commerce.

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