Al Haj Moulavi Niyas Mohammed, who rendered a priceless service to the country, has passed away.
A household name not only in Sri Lanka but also in the Indian sub continent, Moulavi Niyas Mohammed served as an advisor to the President on Religious Affairs. He was loved not only by Muslims, but also by the Sinhalese, the Hindus and Christian brethren. His mission has been upholding peace and harmony everywhere. He respected every religion and every faith. He has been honoured with various titles. He was a gifted orator and had participated in various programmes including “Doramandalawa” telecast by ITN to educate the public.
He passed away suddenly in Badulla this morning. The funeral will be held in Colombo this afternoon.. He has been honoured with various titles.