17th Bakeer Markar commemoration lecture, book launch today

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:16 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The 17th annual Deshamanya Alhaj M.A. Bakeer Markar commemoration event will be held at the Royal College Skills Centre on 10 September from 4 p.m. onwards. The Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity (BMCNU) was established in 1997 and aims to promote, encourage, assist and foster activities for the advancement of national unity, inter communal amity, racial and religious harmony and peace amongst people. The commemoration lecture this year will be delivered by the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Upul Jayasuriya. He will speak on ‘Rule of Law and the Independence of the Judiciary’. Also at the event, a book written in Tamil language on the life of late Deshamanya Bakeer Markar titled ‘Yugha Purusha Bakeer Markar’ by Fathima Mukthar will be launched. Minister of Productivity Promotion Basheer Segu Dawud will deliver a speech on the book.