Ahamed Nazeer sworn in as Eastern Province CM
February 6, 2015 07:12 pm
SLMC Deputy Leader and Provincial Councilor, Ahamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen, took oaths as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province before the Governor Austin Fernando this evening.
Zainulabdeen was elected to the Eastern Provincial Council from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) in the 2012 election with 11,401 votes.
He was appointed as the Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Animal Production & Development, Rural Industries Development, Fisheries & Tourism.
He will replace Najeeb Abdul Majeed of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), who was sworn in as Chief Minister on 18 September 2012 in Colombo in front of then President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Under the agreement between the UPFA and SLMC, which formed an administration following the election, a UPFA nominee would serve as Chief Minister for two and half years after a which a SLMC nominee would become Chief Minister.