Published on: May 15, 2024

President Directs Prompt Establishment of Ashraf Memorial Museum in Kalmunai

Upon instructions from President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the construction of the Ashraf Memorial Museum in Kalmunai is to commence immediately.

The late M.H.M. Ashraf, founder of the Muslim Congress and former Minister, was a distinguished politician who served the Muslim community with great dedication. In recognition of his contributions, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed the establishment of an “Ashraf Memorial Museum.”

On the occasion of Mr. Ashraf’s 24th death anniversary, at the request of Mr. H.M.M. Haris -Digamadulla District Member of Parliament and the Muslim community, plans have been made to build this memorial museum in Mr. Ashraf’s hometown, Kalmunai.

President Wickremesinghe has allocated LKR 25 million for this project and has instructed officials to commence construction without delay.

Late Mr. M.H.M. Ashraf was not only a eloquent lawyer and legislator but also a revered politician who served a significant role for the Muslim people of the Eastern Province.

He was widely respected by people of all ethnicities, including Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities.


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