Mohamed Niyas Moulavi who rendered a priceless service on behalf of national unity has bid farewell to the nation.
His funeral took place at the Muslim Burial grounds in Maligawatte last night.
Niyas Moulavi was a popular orator and served as the Religious Affairs Advisor to the President. The burial took place amidst a large and distinguished gathering.
The Ven. Elle Gunawanse thera pointed out that the demise of this Cleric is an irreparable loss to the country. He served as a pilot to unite the country irrespective of differences when the country was plunged into turmoil. He could be considered as the father of national unity of the present era.
Kurukkal Swami Kanagaratnam pointed out that everyone should reminisce the services rendered by Niyas Moulavi. He did not take into consideration religious, caste or any other differences. He emphasized that he had not come across such a Cleric so far.