Adhil Bakeer Markar

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Adhil Bakeer Markar
Born(1990-03-11)11 March 1990
Colombo, Sri Lanka
💀Died12 October 2016(2016-10-12) (aged 26)
London, England, UK12 October 2016(2016-10-12) (aged 26)
🏳️ NationalitySri Lankan
💼 Occupation
👴 👵 Parent(s)Imthiaz Bakeer Markar

Adhil Bakeer Markar (11 March 1990 – 12 October 2016) was a member of the Sri Lankan Bakeer Markar family. He was the Director of the Board of Managment of the National Youth Services Council of the Ministry Economic Affairs and Policy Planning.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


Born in Colombo to a prominent political family, his father was Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, former Cabinet Minister and longstanding Member of Parliament and his mother Fareeda Bakeer Markar. His grandfather was M. A. Bakeer Markar, a former Parliamentary Speaker and a former Governor of the Southern Province. The family hailed from the coastal town of Beruwala.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Adhil grew up in Colombo, attending the prestigious Royal College Colombo. He graduated with a LLB from the University of London International Programmes and attended the Sri Lanka Law College qualifying as an Attorney at law. In early 2016, he won the Chevening Scholarship to attend the London School of Economics (LSE) to study for a Masters in Comparative Politics.[8]

Youth service career[edit]

An active member in the community in efforts of youth empowerment, Adhil was the President of the Rotaract Club of Colombo North. He was the founding Secretary General of the Model United Nations of Sri Lanka in 2011 and attended the 68th United Nations General Assembly as a Sri Lankan Youth Delegate representing the National Youth Services Council, delivering the national statement on behalf of youth in the island. In 2014, he worked in the Attorney General's Department and in 2015, he was appointed as Director of the Board of Managment of the National Youth Services Council which comes under the preview of the Ministry Economic Affairs and Policy Planning[1][2]


On 12 October 2016 Adhil was found dead in his dorm room. He was 26 years old. An inquest into the circumstances was carried out the following day and Scotland Yard ruled no suspicion in his death. His body was repatriated to Sri Lanka and final rights taking place on 16 October 2016 at the Jawatte general cemetery.[9]

See also[edit]

  • List of political families in Sri Lanka
  • M. A. Bakeer Markar
  • Imthiaz Bakeer Markar


  1. 1.0 1.1 LSE student and 'future leader' of Sri Lanka found dead
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adhil Bakeer Markar: LSE student ‘tipped to be Sri Lanka leader’ is found dead in his room
  3. Adhil Bakeer Markar’s death not suspicious: Scotland Yard
  4. An Appreciation: Adhil Bakeer Markar Left An Exemplary Legacy For Future Leaders
  6. Veteran politician Imthiaz Bakeer Markar's son passes away in London
  7. Alhaj A. H. M. Azwer. "Historic Beruwela - the entry point of Arabs". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  8. Family members speak about their last words with Adhil Bakeer Markar
  9. Scotland Yard says death of Adhil is not suspicious

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