Media Ombudsman A.H.M.Azwer stated that President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over a gigantic task to him with many responsibilities and assured the Media Community, that he will do his best for the success of` the `Mahinda Chintanaya.`
Mr.Azwer was speaking at a Media function held at the Fathima Muslim Balika Vidyalaya, in Colombo - 12. where more than 100 female students participated in a one day workshop on `Media in the 21st Century,` conducted by the Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum (SLMMF).
The Media Ombudsman further stated that, as a `media man` he knew the feelings, aspirations and grievances of media personnel. This appointment is a fulfillment of another promise under the Mahinda Chintanaya.
President Rajapaksa is a man of vision and mission. First he appointed me as his Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs. The following day he appointed me as the Media Ombudsman. As a fully empowered Media Ombudsman, I have to look into the grievances of Journalists.He appealed to the Media Community to help and co-operate with him in exercising his duties to the satisfaction of all concerned.
Mr.Azwer praised the Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum for its services and thanked them for training youngsters in the field of Journalism.
Basheer Vali Mohamend, High Commissioner of Pakistan who graced the occasion as the chief guest stated that he was happy to note that a man of character had been picked by PresidentRajapaksa to this high esteemed position.
He also wished Azwer, who is dedicated to fulfill the expectations of the Media Community, a bright future
The High Commissioner advised students to pay more attention to their education without wasting time.
N.M.Ameen, President, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum presided. The High Commissioner handed over two scholarships to two poor students of the School under the Mohamed Ali Jinnah Scholarship Scheme.
Mrs.Imrana Bashir, wife of the Pakistan High Commissioner, Mrs.Haqeeqa, N.Faiz, Principal, Mrs.Aysha Rauff, Vice Principal, Abul Hassan, Councillor, Pakistan High Commission, ZahoorAhmad Barlas, Press Attache Pakistan High Commission, M.T.M.Muzammil, General Secretary,SLMMF, F.M.Fairoos, National Organiser SLMMF, H. M. Faiz, Treasurer SLMMF, and several others participated.
Messrs. M.P.M.Azhar, Ranga Kalansooriya, M.S.M.Iyoob, Kalaiwathy Kaleel, A.R.M.Jiffry, Javed Munawwer lectured the students.