Friday, 6 June 2014 00:00
A book on the life and works of the late Dr. T.B. JayahText and pix by Ruzaik Farook
A Sinhala volume titled ‘Deshapremaye Kedapatha’ authoured by Former Minister of Media Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, based on the life and works of the late Dr. T. B. Jayah was launched at Zahira College, Colombo. Patron of the Bakeer Markar Center for National Unity, Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku presided at the event.
Author of the book Imthiaz Bakeer Markar presented the books to chief guest Deputy Minister of Education Mohan Lal Grero, and representatives of the country’s major political parties at the launching.
Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva Ranjan Abeysekera delivered the keynote address and former Principal of Zahira College, Attorney at Law Javed Yusuf also addressed the gathering.
Minister of Health and SLFP General Secretary Maithiripala Sirisena, Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem, Senior Minister Prof. Thissa Witharana, A.H.M. Azwer MP, UNP General Secretary Tissa Athanayake MP, Western Province Minister Udaya Gammanpila, JVP General Secretary Tilwin Silva, Leader of the Democratic People’s Front Mano Ganesan, Religious Leaders, Principals of Ananda College and Zahira College were also present.