M. A. Abdul Majeed

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M. A. Abdul Majeed

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Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Pottuvil
In office
1960–1977
Preceded byM. M. Mustapha
Succeeded byA. M. Mohamed Jalaldeen
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Sammanthurai
In office
1977–1988
Preceded byM. M. Mustapha
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for National List
In office
1989–1994
Personal details
Born(1926-10-15)15 October 1926
Died29 November 2011(2011-11-29) (aged 85)
Sammanthurai, Sri Lanka
Political partyUnited National Party
Alma materBatticaloa Shivananda Vidyalayam
Jaffna Central College
University of Ceylon

M. A. Abdul Majeed (15 October 1926 – 29 November 2011) was a Sri Lankan politician, Member of Parliament and deputy minister.

Early life and family[edit]

Majeed was born on 15 October 1926.[1][2] His family hailed from Vanniya in Sammanthurai in south-eastern Ceylon.[3] He was educated at Batticaloa Shivananda Vidyalayam and Jaffna Central College.[3] After school Majeed joined University of Ceylon, Colombo, graduating in 1950 with BA degree in economics.[2]

Majeed married R. Kadeeja and had five children.[1] A. M. M. Naushad was his son-in-law.[4][5]

Career[edit]

In 1954 Majeed entered local politics, serving as chairman of Sammanthurai Town Council until 1960.[3]

Majeed contested the March 1960 parliamentary election as an independent candidate in Pottuvil and was elected to Parliament.[6] He was re-elected at the July 1960 and 1965 parliamentary elections.[7][8] He contested the 1970 parliamentary election as a United National Party (UNP) candidate and was re-elected.[9] He switched to the Sammanthurai constituency at the 1977 parliamentary election and was elected to Parliament.[10] He was appointed a UNP National List MP after the 1989 parliamentary election.[1]

Majeed served in several deputy ministerial positions when the UNP was in power between 1977 and 1994: Agriculture and Lands (1977–78); Power and Highways (1978–80); Power and Energy (1980–81); Post and Telecommunication (1981–89); and Handloom Industries (1989–94).[3] He was also District Minister for Batticaloa (1981–89).[3]

Death[edit]

Majeed died on 29 November 2011 at Sammanthurai Base Hospital.[3][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "House takes up condolence vote on Abdul Majeed". Daily News. 10 August 2012. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Popular Sri Lankan parliamentarian Abdul Majeed passes away" (PDF). Monsoon Journal. 6 (7): 4. December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Ex-minister Abdul Majeed no more". Daily News. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Rows over the poll MoUs". The Sunday Times. 28 October 2001.
  5. ^ "Muslims have never clamoured for regional power – Naushad". The Nation. 9 March 2008.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 19 March 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 20 July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  10. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.