A. J. M. Muzammil

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A. J. M. Muzammil
ඒ. ජේ. එම්. මුසම්මිල්
ஏ. ஜே. எம். முஸம்மில்
Mayor of Colombo
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1949-01-05) January 5, 1949 (age 67)
Political party United National Party
Alma mater Zahira College, Colombo
Religion Islam
Website muzammil.org

Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil (Sinhalese: ඒ. ජේ. එම්. මුසම්මිල්, Tamil: ஏ. ஜே. எம். முஸம்மில்) is a Sri Lankan politician who has been Mayor of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, since 2011.

Early life[edit]

Muzammil was born on 5 January 1949 and hails from Kahawatta, Ratnapura District.[1] He was educated at Zahira College, Colombo.[2] He is a long-standing member of Moors Sports Club, having played for it briefly, and its current president. He was also vice president of Sri Lanka Cricket.[3]

Political career[edit]

Muzammil joined the United National Party in 1970 as a student. Muzammil later joined the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.[4]

Muzammil and other SLMC members left the party in 2004 and formed the Democratic Unity Alliance.[5][6] He was the DUA's national organiser.[7] Muzammil was a DUA candidate in Colombo District at the 2004 Western provincial council election. He was elected and entered Western Provincial Council.[8] He was the sole DUA provincial councillor in the country.

Muzammil rejoined the UNP in 2009. He was a UNP candidate in Colombo District at the 2009 Western provincial council election. He was re-elected.[9] He was a UNP candidate in Colombo District at the 2010 parliamentary election but failed to get elected after coming ninth amongst the UNP candidates.[10] In August 2011 Muzammil was chosen to be the UNP's mayoral candidate in Colombo.[11][12] He subsequently resigned from the Western Provincial Council to contest the local elections.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Lanka moves to withdraw Emergency ahead of crucial UNHRC session". newsfirst.lk. 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Biography". muzammil.org. 
  3. ^ Jabbar, Zacki (7 February 2009). "Muzammil to contest WPC on UNP ticket". The Island. 
  4. ^ "The politics of violence". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 27 August 2000. 
  5. ^ Gunatilleke, Nadira (17 June 2004). "Unity, peace and development our goals - Democratic Unity Alliance". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  6. ^ "Govt. stands for talks based on ISGA". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 13 June 2004. 
  7. ^ "SLMC Trincomalee District candidate Hassan Azhari joins DUA". The Island. 27 October 2004. 
  8. ^ "Results of Provincial Council Elections 2004" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  9. ^ "Preferences Colombo" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  10. ^ "Parliamentary General Election - 2010 Colombo Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  11. ^ Thambiah, Mirudhula (28 August 2011). "Nominations closed: Off to the hustings". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  12. ^ Perera, Yohan (2 September 2011). "Muzammil confident of capturing Colombo". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  13. ^ Perera, Yohan (25 August 2011). "UNP fields Muzammil". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  14. ^ Zacki Jabbar; Franklin R. Sathyapalan (24 August 2011). "Muzammil to meet Milinda in the fray". The Island. 

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