A. L. Abdul Majeed

Abdul Latiff Abdul Majeed (15 November 1933 – 13 November 1987) was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament.[1]

A. L. Abdul Majeed
ஏ. எல். அப்துல் மஜீத்
A. L. Abdul Majeed.jpg
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Mutur
In office
1960–1977
Personal details
Born(1933-11-15)15 November 1933
Died13 November 1987(1987-11-13) (aged 54)
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Alma materPresidency College, Madras
EthnicitySri Lankan Moor

Early lifeEdit

Abdul Majeed was born on 15 November 1933.[2] He was educated at Sivananda Vidyalayam, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Hindu College.[3] He later studied at Wadia College, Bombay and Presidency College, Madras.[3]

Abdul Majeed's son Mohamed Najeeb is a provincial councillor and Member of Parliament.[4]

Political careerEdit

Abdul Majeed stood as a candidate in Mutur at the March 1960 parliamentary election but failed to get elected.[5] He stood as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) candidate in Mutur at the July 1960 parliamentary election. He won the election and entered Parliament.[6] He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works in 1964.[3]

Abdul Majeed was re-elected at the 1965 and 1970 parliamentary elections.[7][8] He served as Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 1970 to 1977.[3][9]

The 1976 Delimitation Commission created Seruvila Electoral District from parts of Mutur Electoral District. Mutur was demoted from a two-member district to a single-member district. Abdul Majeed lost his seat at the 1977 parliamentary election.[10]

Abdul Majeed was assassinated on 13 November 1987.[2] The militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was widely blamed for the assassination.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Directory of Past Members: Abdul Majeed, Abdul Latiff". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ a b "தடங்கள் (மர்ஹும் ஏ. எல். அப்துல் மஜீது நினைவிதழ்)" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b c d "Family #198 Abdul Majeed Abdul Latiff". Sri Lankan Moor Family Genealogy. rootsweb.
  4. ^ Ahmed, Abu (15 February 1998). "Trinco MP walking a tightrope". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Meelad-un-Nabi celebrations - 2007 in Trinco district". The Island (Sri Lanka). 31 March 2007.
  10. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011.
  11. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (22 September 2012). "Najeeb Abdul Majeed makes history as the first muslim CM of Sri Lanka". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka).