I. A. Cader

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Hon.
Ibrahim Adaham Abdul Cader
MP
Beruwala
In office
July 1960 – 1965
Preceded byAbdul Bakeer Markar
Succeeded byAbdul Bakeer Markar
In office
1970–1977
Preceded byAbdul Bakeer Markar
Succeeded byAbdul Bakeer Markar
Personal details
BornIbrahim Adaham Abdul Cader
(1917-01-05)5 January 1917
Talapitiya, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Died14 September 1979(1979-09-14) (aged 62)
NationalitySri Lankan
Other political
affiliations
Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Alma materMahinda College, Galle
St. Peter's College, Colombo
Occupationlawyer, businessman, politician

Ibrahim Adaham Abdul Cader, known as I. A. Cader (5 January 1917 – 14 September 1979) was a Sri Lankan lawyer and member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Biography[edit]

Ibrahim Adaham Abdul Cader was born in Talapitiya, Southern Province, Sri Lanka on 5 January 1917[1] and received his primary school education Mahinda College in Galle before attending St. Peter's College, Colombo.[2] He then entered the Ceylon Law College, passing out as a Proctor. Cader went on to be a lawyer and a gem merchant.[2] He was also elected as the President of the All Ceylon Moors Association.

Cader was a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party[2] and in July 1960 was successful in gaining a seat representing the Beruwala Electoral District at the fifth parliamentary election defeating his UNP rival, Abdul Bakeer Markar by 2,771 votes.[3] Between 12 February 1964 and 17 December 1964 he held the position of Deputy Chairman of Committees.[4]

At the sixth parliamentary elections held in March 1965, Cader ran again but was unsuccessful in retaining his seat, losing by just over 1,700 votes to Abdul Bakeer Markar.[5]On 23 October 1969 he was appointed as a Senator by the Governor-General, William Gopallawa.[6] He ran again for the seat of Beruwala in May 1970 this time defeating Markar by almost 4,000 votes.[7] On the 22 May 1970 he was appointed as Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees, a position that he held until 18 May 1977.[8]

Cader did not contest the 1977 parliamentary elections and was subsequently assigned as the country's ambassador to Egypt.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Cader, Ibrahim Adaham Abdul, M.P." Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Faaiz, Liqa Cader (7 September 2008). "I. A. Cader - A Man for all Seasons". The Sunday Leader. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 20 July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  4. ^ "Deputy Chairman of Committees". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Report on the Sixth Parliamentary General Election of Ceylon, 22 March, 1965". 20. Government Press. 1966: 43.
  6. ^ Jameel, S. H. M.; Azeez, M. Ali (2008). "A. M. A. Azeez - Senate Speeches" (PDF). Dr. A. M. A. Azeez Foundation. p. xx.
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 27 May 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  8. ^ "Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 23 February 2017.