List of Mayors of Colombo

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Mayor of Colombo
Incumbent
A. J. M. Muzammil

since 2011
Style His Worship
Appointer Electorate of City of Colombo
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Charles Peter Layard
Formation Constitution of Sri Lanka
Succession Every four years by popular vote
Deputy Titus Perera


The Mayor of Colombo is the Mayor of (and head of) the Colombo Municipal Council. The post was created in 1866 when the Colombo Municipal Council established by the Legislative Council of Ceylon. The officers of the mayor are at the Colombo Town Hall and the official residence is Sirinivasa. The mayors legal title is His Worship the Mayor of Colombo.

List of Mayors[edit]

Name Date of office notes
Charles Peter Layard [1] January 1866 - June 1877 First Chairman of the Colombo Municipal Council
Sir Walter Edward Davidson (KCMG, CBE, KStJ, CCS)
T. Reid (CCS)
Walter Terence Stace (CCS)
Sir William Lindsay Murphy 1937-41 First Municipal Commissioner
Sir Ratnasothy Saravanamuttu 1937 First elected Mayor of Colombo
Dr. V. R. Schockman 1938-39
Alexander Ekanayake Gunasinha 1940
Sir Ratnasothy Saravanamuttu 1941–42
George R. De Silva 1943
Reginald Abraham de Mel 1944-46
R. S. F. de Mel 1945, 1947–48
Kumaran Ratnam 1950
Sangare Sellamuttu (OBE) 1951
C. T. Grero 1952-53
T. Rudra 1953-54
Dr. Nanayakkarapathirage Martin Perera 1954-56
V. A. Sugathadasa 1956-57
Mohamed Haniffa Mohamed 1960-62
V. A. Sugathadasa 1963–65
Vincent Perera 1965-66
Jabir A. Cader 1966-69
Vincent Perera 1970–73
Abdul Hameed Mohamed Fowzie 1974-77
B. Sirisena Cooray 1979-89
M. Hussain Mohamad 1989-91
Ratnasiri Rajapakse 1991-94
Kanagasabai Ganeshalingam 1996-97
Karu Jayasuriya 1997-99
Omar Kamil 1999-2002
Prasanna Gunawardena 2002-06
Uvais Mohamed Imitiyas 2006-11
Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil 2011-present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charles Peter Layard". Genealogy.links.org. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

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