U.L.M. Farook, an exemplary politician
A book titled, Yuga Peraliyaka Thunkorala Abhimanaya authored by
retired educationist K. Premadasa on the public life of former State
Minister U.L.M. Farook was launched at the BMICH last Wednesday.
The chief guest the occasion Speaker of Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa
said that U.L.M. Farook was an exemplary politician who rendered a great
service to the nation during his tenure of office as the State Minister
of transport and as an Opposition member of parliament.
The speaker said that Farook started his political career as a member
of the village council in his hometown and due to his admirable
qualities in life, he climbed up the political ladder to become a
As a Member of Parliament he rubbed shoulders with all members
irrespective of differences.
The Speaker said that this is the time the country needs people of
the calibre of Farook to maintain inter communal harmoney and
co-habitation among communities.
Opposition Leader and the National Leader of the United National
Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe profusely thanked U.L.M. Farook for his
commitment and dedication for the betterment of the party for over four
Minister Rauff Hakeem and former Minister Imthiaz Bakeer Markar also
addressed the large gathering which comprised a number of Ministers,
former ministers, parliamentarians (present and former) members of the
clergy, state officials and some invitees.