M. S. Thowfeek

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M. S. Thowfeek

Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Trincomalee District
In office
2010 – 26 June 2015
In office
2000 – 10 October 2001
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for National List
In office
2001 – 7 February 2004
Assumed office
26 January 2016
Preceded byA. R. A. Hafeez
Member of the Eastern Provincial Council for Trincomalee District
In office
2008–2010
Succeeded byA. R. Mohamed
Personal details
Born (1971-01-07) 7 January 1971 (age 48)
Political partySri Lanka Muslim Congress
Other political
affiliations
United National Front for Good Governance

Mohamed Shariff Thowfeek (born 7 January 1971) is a Sri Lankan politician, Member of Parliament and former deputy minister.

Early life and family[edit]

Thowfeek was born on 7 January 1971.[1] He is the brother of K. M. Thowfeek.[2]

Career[edit]

Thowfeek contested the 2000 parliamentary election as one of the People's Alliance's (PA) candidates in Trincomalee District. He was elected and entered Parliament.[3] The alliance between the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and PA crumbled in June 2001 and in October 2001 the SLMC joined the opposition United National Front (UNF).[4][5][6][7] Thowfeek was one of the UNF's candidates in Trincomalee District at the 2001 parliamentary election but failed to get re-elected.[8] However, after the election he was appointed as a UNF National List MP in Parliament.[9][10] He contested the 2004 parliamentary election as a SLMC candidate in Trincomalee District but failed to get re-elected after coming third amongst the SLMC candidates.[11]

Thowfeek contested the 2008 provincial council election as one of the UNF's candidates in Trincomalee District and was elected to the Eastern Provincial Council.[12] Thowfeek contested the 2010 parliamentary election as one of the UNF's candidates in Trincomalee District. He was elected and re-entered Parliament.[13] He was appointed Deputy Minister of Internal Transport in January 2015.[14][15][16]

Thowfeek was one of the United National Front for Good Governance's (UNFGG) candidates in Trincomalee District at the 2015 parliamentary election but failed to get re-elected.[17][18] However, following the resignation of A. R. A. Hafeez in January 2016 he was appointed as a UNFGG National List MP in Parliament.[19][20][21]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of M. S. Thowfeek
Election Constituency Party Votes Result
2000 parliamentary[3] Trincomalee District PA 15,588 Elected
2001 parliamentary Trincomalee District UNF Not elected
2004 parliamentary[11] Trincomalee District SLMC 21,465 Not elected
2008 provincial Trincomalee District UNF Elected
2010 parliamentary[13] Trincomalee District UNF 23,588 Elected
2015 parliamentary Trincomalee District UNFGG Not elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Members: M.S. Thowfeek". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ Weerakkody, Kalinga (20 August 2003). "Defence Minister orders: Security strengthened in East". The Island (Sri Lanka).
  3. ^ a b "General Election 2000 Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-26.
  4. ^ Farook, Latheef (23 December 2014). "SLMC: Liability on the Muslim community". Daily FT. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  5. ^ Satyapalan, Franklin R. (21 June 2001). "SLMC-NUA quit PA coalition". The Island (Sri Lanka).
  6. ^ "Sri Lanka govt. faces collapse as Muslims leave". TamilNet. 20 June 2001.
  7. ^ "UNP to contest as UNF with elephant symbol". TamilNet. 21 October 2001.
  8. ^ Ferdinando, Shamindra (28 July 2002). "The voters could not keep some lucky guys out of parliament". The Island (Sri Lanka).
  9. ^ "National List MPs". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 12 December 2001.
  10. ^ "SLMC submits National List". The Island (Sri Lanka). 12 December 2001.
  11. ^ a b "General Election 2004 Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-04.
  12. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications PROVINCIAL COUNCILS ELECTIONS ACT, No. 2 OF 1988 Eastern Province Provincial Council" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1549/17. 15 May 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Parliamentary General Election - 2010 Trincomalee Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-13.
  14. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1898/70. 23 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Ranjan Social Services Dy Minister". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 21 January 2015.
  16. ^ "More new ministers sworn in". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 21 January 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015.
  17. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, No. 1 OF 1981 Notice Under Section 24(1) GENERAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1923/03. 13 July 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Ranil tops with over 500,000 votes in Colombo". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 August 2015.
  19. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, No. 1 OF 1981 Filling of a vacancy under Section 64 (5)" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1950/50. 22 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Thowfeek sworn in as MP". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 26 January 2016.
  21. ^ "M.S Thowfeek takes oath as MP". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 26 January 2016.