M. S. Kariapper

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Honourable
M. S. Kariapper
MP
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Kalmunai
In office
20 September 1947 – 30 May 1952
Succeeded by A. M. Merza
In office
10 April 1956 – 20 July 1960
Preceded by A. M. Merza
Succeeded by M.C. Ahamed
In office
22 March 1965 – 18 February 1968
Preceded by M.C. Ahamed
Succeeded by M.C. Ahamed
Personal details
Born (1899-04-29)April 29, 1899
Died April 17, 1989(1989-04-17) (aged 89)
Alma mater Wesley College, Colombo

Gate Mudaliyar Mohammed Samsudeen Kariapper was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Kariapper was born in 1899 and educated at Wesley College, Colombo. He was also a Chief Headman.

Political career[edit]

Kariapper was elected to Parliament at the 1947 parliamentary election to represent Kalmunai, as a United National Party candidate.[1] He was defeated at the 1952 parliamentary election.[2]

Kariapper entered local politics and became chairman of Kalmunai Town Council.[3] He was elected to Parliament at the 1956 parliamentary election to represent Kalmunai, this time as an Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi candidate.[4] He defected to the government within six months of the election. He was re-elected to Parliament at the March 1960 parliamentary election, this time as a Lanka Democratic Party candidate.[5]

Kariapper formed the All Ceylon Islamic United Front in 1960 and contested the July 1960 parliamentary election as an ACIUF candidate. He was deated.[6] In late 1960 he was found guilty of corruption by the Thalagodapitiya Bribery Commission.

Kariapper made a second Parliamentary comeback when he was elected to Parliament at the 1965 parliamentary election to represent Kalmunai, this time as an independent candidate.[7] However, he was removed from Parliament within months under the Civil Disabilities (Special Provisions) Act due to his 1960 corruption conviction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  3. ^ "History of kalmunai and MC". Kalmunai Municipal Council. 
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-13.