Mother of Reyyaz Salley and Azath Salley
Posted on April 21st, 2013

Reyyaz Salley

Hajiyani Mrs. Khairunnisa Salley answered the call of Allah on 16 April 2013, four days after her 72nd birthday. She hailed from one of the deeply rooted strong political families in Sri Lanka. She was the wife of Mr. M.S.M. Salley, popularly known as Communist Salley for his sincere commitment towards Communist Ideology. Of the eight children she bore two became popular personalities in public services in Sri Lanka. One of them is Reyyaz Salley (Trustee of Devatagaha Masjid) and the other, Azath Salley, the former Deputy Mayor of Colombo and presently the leader of The Muslim Tamil National Alliance Party. She’s also the sister of Senior Minister for Urban Affairs Hon. A.H.M. Fowzie.

Thousands of people paid their last respects and attended the funeral which took place at Kuppiyawatte Muslim Burial Ground on 17April 2013.

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