(English) The Religious Observance on the occasion of 74th Independence Day celebration
The Religious Observance on the occasion of 74th Independence Day celebration on Friday, 4th February 2022at the Colombo Grand Mosque
The Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs, in coordination with the Ministry of Budhdhasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, organized a Religious Observance program on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day celebration on Friday, 4th February 2022 at the Colombo Grand Mosque. This event was graced by Hon. Ali Sabry, PC., MP., Minister of Justice, who was the Chief Guest and Hon. A.J. M. Muzammil, Governor of Uva Province, who was the Special Guest of Honour and Hon. Marjan Faleel MP was a Guest of Honour.
Hon. Mohamed Iqbal, Deputy Mayor of Colombo, Mr. Farzan Mansoor, Coordinating Secretary to the Hon. Prime Minister on Muslim Affairs, Ash Sheikh Hasan Moulana, Coordinator to the Hon. Prime Minister on Muslim Affairs, Mr. Abdul Saththar Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Muslim Affairs for Kurunegala District, Mr. Omar Kamil, Former Mayor of Colombo, Mr. Naqeeb Moulana, President of Soofi Council of Thareqas, Mr. Nakeeb Moulana, Former Coordinating Secretary to the Governor of Western Province, Mr. Ilyas, PC,
Member of the Wakf Tribunal, Ash Sheik Nooramith, General Secretary of the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulama Council, Ash Sheik Thassim, Assistant Secretary of the ACJU, and several others attended the event.
The program started with the hoisting of the national flag by Hon. Ali Sabry Minister of Justice, followed by the national anthem. Two minutes of silence was observed in memory of the members of the Armed Forces and the Police, who sacrificed their lives to safeguard and protect the sovereign Tory and integrity of Sri Lanka.
Ash Sheikh Al Hafis Yasir , recited the Qitath. A welcome speech was made by Mr. Ibrahim Ansar, Director of the Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs. Special Dua in Sinhala was made by Ash Sheik Farood and special Dua in Tamil was made by Ash Sheikh Hasan Moulana.
Hon. Ali Sabry made the Keynote speech as the chief guest. He reiterated the contribution of Muslim leaders for the independence and social, economic, and political development of the country and the necessity of peace , harmony, and coexistence among all communities for the prosperous future of our country.
The note of thanks was conveyed by Mr. Thowfeek Subeir, President of the Board of Trustees of the Colombo Grand Mosque. The program ended with Salawath, followed by a refreshment of Sri Lankan traditional food.