Alavi Moulana recalls May Days of yesteryear:
Serving the working masses
The name of veteran trade unionist, Alavi Moulana
will never be erased from the hearts and minds of the people,
considering the tireless service he has rendered for over six
decades for the well-being of the working masses in the country.
Moulana had his education at Zahira College, Maradana and at St.
Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya. His only intention was to serve
humanity and therefore he devoted his life for trade union
Clarion call for workers’ rights
In recent years, the mass mobilisations of
immigrant workers for their rights has once again brought May Day to
the forefront of many workers’ consciousness. Paradoxically,
however, “International Workers’ Day” is not widely celebrated in
the country where it was born. In fact, it comes as a surprise to
many to learn that May Day was originally “Made in the USA”.
Lanka full of resources for ‘Wonder of Asia’
Sri Lanka has resources and the leadership to
convert the country as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and truly a
wonder of Asia. Economists say that the island also has the
capability to have a better economy than Thailand and Indonesia in
four years time.