A.H.M. Fowzie was sworn in as a Member of Parliament before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena this morning (09).
Mr. Fowzie was appointed to fill the vacant MP seat following the resignation of SJB MP Mujibur Rahman.
Rahman resigned as an MP in order to contest for the post of Mayor of Colombo in the upcoming Local Government election.
At the previous General Election, the SJB secured six seats in Colombo. Mr. Fowzie garnered 48,701 votes and ranked 7th in the preference list.
Fowzie, who also served as a Mayor of Colombo, is now 85 years old.