Sri Lankan ambassador in UAE passes away in Colombo
Sri Lankan Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sulaiman Jiffry Mohideen passed away in Colombo on Saturday when he was here for his Eid holidays.
His funeral took place in the midst a distinguished gathering of lawyers ,diplomats and his relatives.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe paid his last respects to the late diplomat at the residence of the deceased in Colombo. The burial took place in the afternoon on Sunday at the Dehiwela Burial Grounds on Sunday.
S.A.C.M. Zuhyle, island's former ambassador in Kuwait told Riyadh Daily that it was an irreparable loss and the country needed such diplomats.
President of Sri Lanka Muslim Council, N.M.Ameen said he was a great diplomat who had done his best to the country and the diplomatic circle will surely miss his absence in the foreign service.
Sulaiman Jiffry Mohideen assumed duties as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates in November 2015.
Prior to his arrival in the UAE he was a practicing lawyer having enrolled himself as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in July 1970. Having received his education in Colombo where he finally succeeded in the G. C. E. A/L examination as a student from Zahira College, Colombo 10. After qualifying professionally as an Advocate in 1970 he also served as a Chairman of the National Apprenticeship Board for a period of 7 years from 1979 to 1986. He has also served as a Director of the People’s Bank, Member of the board of Governors of the Sri Jayawardenapura University, Member of the Board of Governors of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute, Katubedda where in all these places he served with distinction. Mohideen is married with 3 children who are grown up and married with children of their own.