Hakeem praises Galle Muslim Cultural Assn's services
Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem who lauded the services of the Galle
Muslim Cultural Association's (GMCA) services, said he was aware that
the President has taken cognizance of the valuable contribution of the
GMCA for the uplift of social, cultural and religious values of the
He said that the GMCA would be a radiating centre for the entire
country, especially the Muslim brothers and sisters of the South.
Hakeem was addressing the gathering at the Southlands College hall,
Galle on the occasion of the Meelad-un-Nabi celebrations organized by
He lauded the GMCA for their 48 years of uninterrupted service to
uplift the cultural values of the Muslims in the Southern Province.
He commended the founder fathers and their successors for their
untiring efforts and missionary zeal to achieve their objectives over
the years which has made GMCA a beacon to the entire Southern Province.
"Galle is an important seat of Islamic learning and had witnessed the
establishment of the first ever Arabic Colleges to be set up in the
island, namely Makkiya and Al Bahjjathul Ibrahimiya. Galle is also
renowned as a bastion of great Sufis Orders and Tariqas," he said.
Al Haj Ruzly Hussain, a business leader from Galle was the guest of
honour. He expressed his admiration of the yeoman service rendered by
the GMCA not only to the Muslims, but to the motherland in general, in
the field of social amelioration, cultural, and religious uplift and
GMCA President Nusair Samsudeen outlined the achievements and
milestones of the organization.