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Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Kabir (Sinhala: කබීර් හෂීම්, Tamil: கபீர் ஹாசிம்; born 19 May 1959) popularly known as Kabir Hashim is a Sri Lankan politician and economist. He is a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka representing the Kegalle District and is the Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion of the government of Sri Lanka. He was former General Secretary of the United National Party. He was educated at Royal College Colombo and Trinity College Kandy. Hashim has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka.


Kabir Hashim

General Secretary of United National Party
Assumed office
8 December 2014
LeaderRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byTissa Attanayake
Minister Public Development
Assumed office
4 September 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion
In office
12 January 2015 – 22 March 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion
In office
22 March 2015 – 17 August 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Tertiary Education, Training
Minister of Higher Education
In office
2001–2004
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kegalle District
Assumed office
1994
Personal details
Born (1959-05-19) May 19, 1959 (age 60)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyUnited National Party
Residence156, Lake Drive,
Colombo 8, Sri Lanka.
Alma materRoyal College Colombo,
Trinity College, Kandy,
University of Kelaniya
OccupationPolitician and Economist
ProfessionEconomist

Political careerEdit

Kabir was first elected as Member of Parliament in 2001 and had the highest preferential votes in the Kegalle District in 2004. He also served as Minister of Higher Education under former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe's Government from 2001 to 2004.

General Secretary of United National PartyEdit

On 8 December 2014, Kabir was appointed as General Secretary of United National Party by Ranil Wickremasinghe, In the same day former General Secretary Tissa Attanayake defected to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.[1][2]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kabir Hashim appointed new UNP General Secretory". adaderana.lk. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Hashim named as UNP General Secretary". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 8 December 2014.