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
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.