A. L. Abdul Majeed

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A. L. Abdul Majeed
ஏ. எல். அப்துல் மஜீத்
A. L. Abdul Majeed.jpg
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Mutur
In office
Personal details
Born (1933-11-15)15 November 1933
Died 13 November 1987(1987-11-13) (aged 54)
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Alma mater Presidency College, Madras
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Moor

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

Early life[edit]

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 career[edit]

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]