Imthiaz respecter of freedom of speech-Ranil

Former Media Minister Imthiaz Bakeer Markar launched his book titled “Mage Hada Gasma” (My heart beat) last week. The book contains a collection of speeches made by the writer in Parliament.

Speaking at the launch, held at Ananda College, Colombo, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe valued the importance of media freedom as well as the freedom of expression. He said that the former Minister highly respected it during his tenure as the Media Minister.

“Mr. Imthiaz Bakeer Markar also did a great service to bridge the gap among different communities in our country for the well-being of future generation,” he said.

The Opposition Leader also said that no one has the right to treat another individual as a second class citizen based on ethnic differences.

Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara said the political life of Imthiyaz Bakeer Markar is a fine example to many present day parliamentarians who give political pledges to voters with the intention of winning elections. He urged them read the book “My heart beat” which will be of immense help for them to live exemplary lives.

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